What is a CTU?
A CTU is a specialist unit that has been set up with a specific remit to design, conduct, analyse and publish clinical trials and other well-designed studies.
It has the capability to provide specialist expert statistical, epidemiological and other methodological advice and coordination to undertake successful clinical trials.
In addition, most CTUs have expertise in the coordination of trials that involve investigational medicinal products which must be conducted in compliance with the UK Regulations governing the conduct of clinical trials.
BSCTU was awarded full registration from the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) in February 2023. This entailed providing evidence to an international panel of experts of the capability to centrally coordinate multi-centre clinical trials (i.e. having overall responsibility for the design, development, recruitment, data management, publicity and analysis of a portfolio of trials), and that they had established robust systems to ensure conduct and delivery of clinical trials to the highest quality standards.