Welcome to the Leicester Clinical Trials Unit

About us

The Leicester Clinical Trials Unit (LCTU) is an academic unit able to provide expertise and support for the management of multi-centre randomised controlled trials and other complex studies to the standards required by regulatory authorities, and to provide support in the form of specified trial-related services. Observational or cohort studies that require significant levels of data management could also benefit from LCTU support.

We welcome and encourage investigators to make contact with the LCTU early in the process of proposal development by contacting us via our collaboration Request form. If you are thinking of running a clinical trial, or if you are already involved in one and need some support and specialist advice, please phone or email us to arrange a meeting.

Clinical Trial Units and The Cochrane Collaboration

A key part of the infrastructure for clinical trials in the UK is provided by more than 50 Clinical Trial Units spread across the country. This podcast, featuring Professor Julia Brown, Director of the Clinical Trial Units Network talks about the value and contribution of Clinical Trials Units for the Cochrane Collaboration and their contribution to ensuring that trials change lives.

Podcast by Professor Julia Brown


This unit receives National Institute for Health Research CTU Support Funding. This funding has been awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR trials.

NIHR logo CTU support funding

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Contact Details

Leicester Clinical Trials Unit
University of Leicester
Leicester Diabetes Centre
Leicester General Hospital

Tel: +44 (0)116 2588636

Email: ctu@le.ac.uk

CTU expertise and capability

CTU Information DocumentFurther information about the CTU and the support that it can offer