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Our aims

The Medical Research Council 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.


Our objectives:

  • Focus on internationally important questions, through challenging and innovative studies, concentrating on infectious diseases and cancer
  • Put methodology firmly at the heart of our work to drive innovation in study design, conduct and analysis so that scientific progress is translated into clinical benefit more rapidly and effectively
  • Further develop our external links, including our mentoring role.