Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU)

CTU Staff at their Away Day September 2013In conjunction with the Newcastle Biomedicine Clinical Research Platforms, the NIHR Research Design Service North East, and Institute of Health and Society colleagues, NCTU provides a ‘one stop shop’ for investigators planning, designing, conducting and analysing trials and other  high quality clinical research studies. 

We support trials of a wide range of health technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, surgery and complex interventions aimed at health professional, patient or public behaviour change.

NCTU’s main market is university and NHS based investigators conducting non-commercial trials, funded by research councils, the National Institute of Health Research and charities, as well as investigator-initiated industry-supported studies. 

Our services in respect of preparation of applications for ethical, regulatory and R&D approvals and site monitoring are also available to commercial companies.

This unit receives National Institute for Health Research CTU Support Funding. This funding has been awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR trials.