What we offer

The Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit can assist you in the development of your research idea and how to translate this into a trial.

We provide a wide range of services, working collaboratively to support investigators from the development of the research idea to a published trial. We offer a bespoke service tailored to the specific needs of the project, where an investigator can choose all of the services we offer or any single/multiple of the CTU services relevant to a project.

Collaboration requests

We recommend that you contact us as early as possible. Ideally requests for collaboration should be made at least 3 months in advance of the funder’s submission deadline. This allows us to work with you in developing the funding application thereby ensuring all requirements of the trial have been considered.

Requests for collaboration post funding award will be considered, but may not be successful if key aspects have not been considered and appropriately budgeted. 

To request CTU support for your trial, please download and complete a collaboration request form. 

Please email the completed form and a draft study summary, protocol or funding application to uhdb.derbyctsu@nhs.net.

Contact us


Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit
Medical School, Office 5033
Royal Derby Hospital
DE22 3DT