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Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit

Improving lives by supporting high quality, innovative research 

The Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit is provisionally registered by the UKCRC CTU Network. We provide a bespoke service to researchers, sponsors and industry partners - including small and medium enterprises - through the design, delivery, analysis and reporting of high quality clinical research. 

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

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CTU trials and studies

Our clinical trials unit supports a wide range of studies and trials.

Take a look at some of the CTU studies and trials that are in set up, open or have been completed.

Our clinical trials

UKCRC registered

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Derby Clinical Trials Unit is provisionally
registered by the UKCRC.

Our services

How to get started

We offer a bespoke service tailored to the specific needs of the project. 

You can choose all, some or just one of the CTU services and support relevant to each project.

Our services

Study design and funding support

All our CTU teams contribute to and review the design and protocol of our trials. We also provide support with identifying and applying to funding programmes.

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Systematic literature review

A detailed search and analysis of current published evidence helps design an innovative clinical trial and justify its importance.

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Trial management

We provide effective trial management to ensure successful delivery of clinical trials to time, target and budget, as well as compliance with key legislation and guidance. 

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Data management

Data management encompasses a range of processes with the primary goal of ensuring the data collected is appropriate and of high quality with regards to answering the research question.

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We can design and setup a variety of randomisation methodologies and systems to minimise bias and fit to the study design.


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eCRF / study database

A validated eCRF / study database is essential for accurate and complete trial data collection. The database development can be part of the data management or a stand-alone service.

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Statistics input into research ensures appropriate trial design, data collection and analysis, leading to high quality research for improving clinical services and people’s lives. 

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Contact us


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

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

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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.