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Why choose Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit?

Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit was established in 2008 and is hosted by the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

Cá độ bóng đáThe integration within a research active Trust provides a unique insight into delivering clinical trials within the NHS by utilising our close collaboration with clinical colleagues.  

The Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit has been awarded provisional clinical trials unit registration by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC).

Access to funding

Cá độ bóng đáWe support new and experienced researchers, who may apply for funding to a variety of funders including:

  • Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) (e.g Diabetes UK, Kidney Research UK).

  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) programmes (including Research for Patient Benefit and Fellowships).

  • Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) funding.

  • industry and local funding

Cá độ bóng đá The portfolio of studies supported by the CTU covers a wide range of therapeutic areas as well.

Our expertise

The CTU has expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials made possible through an experienced team of methodologists, trialists, data managers, trial managers, statisticians, research pharmacists and research nurses.

We are a growing team, able to provide a personalised, bespoke service to suit individual trial needs. We are happy to provide support with a variety of trial size and designs, from single-centre feasibilities through to multi-centre, interventional, randomised controlled trials. 

As part of a research-active NHS Trust, Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit has:

  • links to patients and public groups who can input into the design, conduct, and reporting of a study
  • collaboration with experienced clinical academics and research active clinicians within an NHS setting
  • expertise in NHS research ethics
  • expert peer-reviewers of applications to NIHR funding programmes and peer-reviewed journals
  • expertise in study costings
  • collaborations with:
    • UHDB Library and Knowledge Service to develop and deliver complex literature reviews.

    • Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning (CHILL) to support innovation, through the translation of evidence into sustained service improvement.

    • Medilink East Midlands UK to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) conducting research.

    • Research Design Service East Midlands (RDSEM) for the development of high quality proposals to peer reviewed funding competitions.

Whether you require support for a specific service or full project management and delivery, we can help.


Professor Frances Game
Cá độ bóng đá Director of Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit

Dr Teresa Grieve
Director of Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit

Contact us


Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit
Medical School, Office 5033
Royal Derby Hospital
Cá độ bóng đá DE22 3DT