Here you can see testimonials for the services we provide.

“Derby CTSU can provide support at every stage of the research process.  They assisted me at the funding application stage with detailed costings, including completion of the Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Template, then later with protocol design, the statistical analysis plan and management/governance of the project.  The team were very responsive and supportive – highly recommended!”

Marcus Bateman, Chief Investigator of OPTimisE


"As a new researcher the Derby CTSU have been incredibly supportive throughout the entire life cycle of my project. I initially approached them in 2013 with the initial study idea. They have assisted with developing the study design, protocol development and ethical approval, study delivery and implementation and now the final write-up stages. The team have been incredibly generous with their time and expertise to ensure that the study was of the highest quality and completed effectively."

Dr Graham Johnson, Chief Investigator of SARC


I-BiT Plus study

"I have found the Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit both friendly and very helpful. I am very pleased that they agreed to look after the I-BiT Plus project."

Professor Alex Foss, Chief Investigator, I-BiT Plus study

Pym’s Consultancy

"As a consultancy working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which innovate in healthcare, we recognise that our clients, seeking product validation through clinical trials, need to work with an organisation that is flexible, responsive, and cost-effective.  For this reason we repeatedly refer clients to Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit, where our experience and client feedback is consistently excellent. I will not hesitate to continue such recommendations and referrals in future."

Kate Pym, Managing Director, Pym’s Consultancy.

Manchester Metropolitan University

"As a health services researcher working with clinicians across the UK to recruit participants to clinical trials, it is important to have effective and efficient support from a reliable clinical trials unit. I have been impressed with the support from Derby CTSU, their quick response times, attention to detail, and also their flexible and pragmatic approach. I would highly recommend Derby CTSU and look forward to working with them for many years to come."

Professor Chris Littlewood, Manchester Metropolitan University


MAGIC2 study

"Our MAGIC2 study found an excellent home at the Derby CTSU. The team there have truly become partners on our journey and have actively helped to shape many aspect of our trial from day one, with success as our common goal.

MAGIC2 is a clinical investigation of a paediatric medical device, hence a particularly tricky one to handle, but to the Derby Team’s full credit, they are doing so magnificently."

Professor Luca Marciani
Chief Investigator, MAGIC2 study