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

Giving the right amount of blood in transfusions can halve deaths among children with severe anaemia

Results from the TRACT trial show that children with complicated severe anaemia who do not have a fever require larger volumes of blood transfusions than current guidelines recommend.

02 Aug

MRCCTU at UCL to present research at Workshop on HIV Pediatrics and IAS 2019

This coming week features two significant events in the HIV/AIDS meeting calendar - the Workshop on HIV Pediatrics and IAS 2019.

19 Jul

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

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