Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit


About Us

Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU) was established in 2003. It achieved full registration as a UKCRC registered clinical trials unit in 2007 (registration number 22).

NCTU supports design, development, delivery and analysis of high quality clinical trials and studies. These investigate the efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency of therapeutic, surgical, and clinical interventions. We collaborate with investigators as early as possible in the design process. We facilitate development of high quality research in health and social care seeking funding.

We support trials and studies from design to analysis, interpretation, reporting and dissemination. We work in conjunction with statisticians, health economists and research teams.

NCTU collaborate to support a wide range of trial designs and types including:

  • clinical trials of investigational medicinal products
  • advanced therapy investigational medicinal products
  • device trials
  • clinical investigations
  • surgical trials
  • innovative designs
  • pilot and feasibility trials

We support single and multi-centre trials. We support studies with investigators from the across the UK and internationally. We also undertake methodological studies relating to trial design conduct and data interpretation.

Clinical trials staff

We have a core team of staff including:

  • senior trial managers
  • senior information systems and data manager
  • quality assurance managers
  • trial managers
  • data(base) managers
  • clinical trial administrators
  • trial secretaries

We have a close relationship with the Institute of Population Health Sciences Biostatistics Research Group (PHSI-BRG). We also work with experts in health economics, qualitative methods and behavioural sciences.

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