Smarter Studies. Global Impact. Better Health.

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.

Latest News and Updates

Mahesh Parmar made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019, published on 8 June, recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.

10 Jun

The Challenges of Running Platform Trials

Three papers focusing on the operational challenges of complicated clinical trials have been published in Trials.

29 May

Sarah Walker made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

The new Fellows have been selected for their outstanding contributions to advancing medical science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society.

13 May

MRC CTU at UCL contributes to clinical trial capacity- and capability-building in India

A number of MRC CTU at UCL staff have been in India over the last two months contributing to capacity and capability building as part of the Units efforts to strengthen the country’s clinical research ecosystem. The focu…

19 Mar

Our Research Themes


Innovative clinical trial design and meta-analysis extending beyond the boundaries of single cancer types


Major international clinical trials answering questions of global public health significance


Development of methods with direct impact on the design, conduct and analysis of studies

Other Research & Policy

This section will capture projects outside the current QQR themes