Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
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Clinical research & trials

Clinical research - investigating the people affected by brain diseases - is a mainstay of CCBS research.

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Clinical research

We recruit volunteers for a wide range of clinical research studies, all designed to find out more about brain disease and how to treat it, manage symptoms or improve quality of life.

All our clinical research is approved and carefully monitored by the appropriate ethics committees. Involvement in research will never affect the quality of care given.

Our clinical research frequently involves our other disease methodologies, particularly:


Clinical trials

CCBS researchers lead or take part in many clinical trials, often large-scale international trials with thousands of participants. These trials are often expedited through our links with Pharma and our expertise in disease registers.