UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit

The MRC Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL is a centre of excellence for clinical trials, meta-analyses and epidemiological studies.

We are committed to strengthening and expanding the evidence base for healthcare nationally and internationally.

The MRC CTU at UCL also develops methodology to improve the design, conduct and analysis of clinical studies, and hosts one of the MRC’s eight regional Hubs for Trials Methodology Research.

The MRC CTU at UCL is a UKCRC registered trials unit.


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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...

Continuous positive airway pressure can help older snorers get a good night’s sleep
The PREDICT trial results have shown that continuous positive airway pressure can reduce sleepiness in older people with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. This treatment is also likely to be cost-effective, so researchers are recommending that it should be offered routinely to older patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.

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