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Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit

Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit is a thriving academic clinical trials unit. We work in collaboration with investigators to design and conduct high quality trials and studies answering important questions, whose finding bring substantial impact to health and social care.

NCTU is a UKCRC Registered CTU; we work in collaboration with investigators to design and conduct clinical trials and studies, across early and late phases, investigating the efficacy or effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, answering important questions, whose findings bring substantial impact to patients, the public and to the NHS. We also collaborate on non-interventional studies, whose findings will enable future interventional trials and studies.

We offer specialist advice on all aspects of study design including:

  • Trial and study design; methodology and methods
  • Grantsmanship
  • Identifying suitable sources of funding
  • Involving patients and public in research
  • Identifying potential collaborators
  • Good Clinical Practice, Information Governance, Regulatory and Ethical requirements

Our portfolio of research currently includes interventional trials and studies in ageing (dementia, liver, Parkinson's, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, skin and oral), rare disease, cardiovascular (cardiac surgery, cardiology), infectious disease (urology, respiratory), cancer, and mental health, and non-interventional studies in liver disease and gastrointestinal disorders.

We have expertise in CTIMPS; ATMPS; devices (clinical investigations and CE/UK marked); surgical; RCTs, novel and adaptive trials, stepped wedge, cohort, and international trials.


We ask researchers to contact us well in advance of application deadlines to optimise the collaborative support we can offer in advance of seeking funding.

We support researchers throughout stages D1 to T2 of the translational research pathway.


For more information please visit the Newcastle CTU webpages or contact us via email.