10 September 2012
The Registration Process which has been running since 2007 is designed to signpost the available high quality expertise to carry out clinical trials in the UK. Clinical Trials Units are specialist units that bring together the expertise needed to undertake a clinical trial, including statisticians, trial managers, information technology specialists and clinicians. The Registered Units form a network of UK wide Clinical Trial Units some of which have been registered since the first round of the process in 2007. To be eligbile to apply, the Units had to demonstrate they were capable of centrally co-ordinating multi-centre clinical trials and other well designed studies, taking overall responsibility for the design, conduct, data management, publicity and analysis of a trial in line with appropriate standards and regulations.
The registration process was coordinated in the University of Leeds by the UKCRC Registered CTU Network Secretariat on behalf of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration.
A full list of the Registered Clinical Trials Units is available at www.ukcrc-ctu.org.uk