Leicester Clinical Trials Unit


Leicester Clinical Trials Unit works in partnership with many organisations, some of whom are listed below:


LCTU is part of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Clinical Research Collaborative (CRC).

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) - Funding scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner.

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)

The NIHR is the Research arm of the NHS. It is a large overarching organisation with many components including some of the below:


The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Partners' goal is to establish the UK as a world leader in clinical research. The UKCRC provides a forum that enables all Partners to work together to transform the clinical research environment in the UK. LCTU is a member of the UKCRC.

LCTU Clinical Trials links

  • Cochrane Library: systematic reviews of primary research in health care and health policy.
  • NIHR Clinical Trials Guide with information to support individuals interested in pursuing a research career that involves the delivery of clinical trials.
  • RDS Blog: Monthly update from the Research Design Service, bringing you tips, insights and experiences of the funding application process.

    This has articles on many areas (such as a plain English summary, costing, is research novel...).

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