Leicesters clinical trials expertise highlighted in international review

The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Registered Clinical Trials Units Network has announced that 46 clinical trials units - including the University of Leicester’s Clinical Trials Unit - have been successfully registered following the 2017 Registration Review Process which was led by an International Review Committee of experts.

The outcome of the 2017 round brings the total number of UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Units to 51.

The Registration Process, which has been running since 2007, is designed to signpost the available high quality expertise to carry out clinical trials in the UK.

Clinical Trials Units are specialist units that bring together the expertise needed to undertake a clinical trial, including statisticians, trial managers, information technology specialists and clinicians.

Professors Melanie Davies and Kamlesh Khunti, Co-Directors of the Leicester Clinical Trials Unit, commented: “We are delighted with the outcome that the Leicester Clinical Trials Unit continues to receive full registration.”

Clare O’Loghlen, the Unit’s Operations Director, added: “Continuing registration reflects Leicester Clinical Trials Unit’s experience and expertise in the design and delivery of large-scale, multi-centre clinical trials. It provides evidence to all our stakeholders that we work to high quality standards and make an important contribution to the successful delivery of clinical trials in a complex, challenging and ever-changing clinical research landscape.”