UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit

The MRC Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL is at the forefront of resolving internationally important questions in infectious diseases and cancer, and delivering swifter and more effective translation of scientific research into patient benefits.  It does this by carrying out challenging and innovative studies, and developing and implementing methodological advances in study design, conduct and analysis.  It hosts one of the MRC’s five regional Hubs for Trials Methodology Research.

The MRC CTU at UCL is a UKCRC registered trials unit and is part of the Institute for Clinical Trials and Methodology at UCL.


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Series of short films about clinical trials

Clinical trials are essential to finding out whether new healthcare interventions (such as new drugs) work. We have produced a series of short films, exploring:

  • What are randomised controlled trials and why are they important?
  • What is the MRC Clinical Trials Unit, and what does it do?
  • Where do ideas for trials come from?

and much more...

What is it like to grow up with HIV? Social science findings from the ARROW and BREATHER trials
Earlier this week, researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) presented social science findings from the ARROW and BREATHER trials. The researchers looked at the experiences of young people growing with HIV, asking them: what is it like to live with HIV? How do your relationships with the people in your life affect your ability to manage your HIV treatment?

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