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...

NEAT001 finds an alternative combination of drugs for first-line treatment of HIV
The results of the NEAT001/ANRS143 trial, published today in The Lancet, show that a new combination of antiretroviral drugs could be an alternative to the standard approach recommended in guidelines. This new combination may be helpful for people who have problems with the side effects of the current standard treatment

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