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As a university Trust we believe research is key to providing exceptional care. Our aim is to offer every patient the opportunity to take part in research, to develop new medicines, devices and treatments.

We host research funded by external organisations including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and the life sciences industry.

We support home grown studies, and sponsor high quality research of clear value to the NHS. From new investigators with their first ideas to multi-centre randomised controlled trials, we can work with you to design, set-up and deliver your research.

Research News

Dr Teresa Grieve, Co-Director of the Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit (DCTSU) and Assistant Director of Research & Development at UHDB
Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit part of East Midlands partnership to establish new pre- and post-application support for researchers through NIHR Research Support Service

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded £8.5 million to an East Midlands partnership, including Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit (DCTSU), part of University...

UHDB is taking part in a research study that could reduce infections in new-borns
UHDB taking part in national study to reduce risk of infection in new-born babies

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust (UHDB) is taking part in an important national research study looking at whether testing pregnant women to see if they carry group B Streptococcus (G...

Colleagues from UHDB spoke at the 2023 event
UHDB colleagues deliver session at first national Research and Development Forum since pandemic

The first Research and Development Forum (RD Forum) since the pandemic saw over 800 delegates gathering at the Sage Gateshead for two days of sharing ideas, networking and hearing the latest developme...

Contact Royal Derby Hospital

Research and Development Department
Medical School
Office 5033
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3DT

Telephone: 01332 724 639



Contact Queen's Hospital

Research and Development Department
Clock Tower Wing
Queen’s Hospital Burton
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

Telephone: 01283 566 333 ext 5496



NIHR PID Reports

We are contractually obliged to report on the performance of every clinical trial taking place in the Trust by publishing on a quarterly basis: the time from when we have been selected as a research site to the first recruited patient; and the recruitment to time and target for commercial contract clinical trials. 

2018 - 2019

2019 - 2020

2020 - 2021

2021 - 2022

2022 - 2023