Edinburgh Clinical Trials

The Clinical Trials Strategy, underpinned by the University of Edinburgh’s Research Strategies, aims to prioritise the purpose and core expertise of the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit in our pursuit to develop, design and deliver world-class clinical trials. 

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Trials  ::  Health Services Research  ::  Methodology  ::  Capacity Building  ::  Data Linkage  ::  ECTU provides an infrastructure to design, plan and deliver clinical research studies.

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ECTU is able to offer support at all stages of the development and progress of a clinical trial from trial planning to trial delivery and reporting.  Support is also available for other research designs.

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The ECTU medical statistics, trial management, health economics and IT specialist teams also engage in clinical trials methodology research which aims to improve the quality and efficiency of trial design, analysis, conduct and reporting.

Data Linkage

With the support of NHS Lothian Analytical Services and NHS Lothian eHealth the ECTU Data Linkage Service has identified and acquired for research use a number of NHS Lothian held datasets.

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ECTU has a team of health economics who can advise on the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of studies.

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Information on the portfolio of UKCRC registered studies, Commercial Partnerships, Data Linkage Studies, Health Services Research Studies and Completed Studies.

Patient and public involvement in research

Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research allows valuable knowledge and experience from patients and the public to improve the quality and relevance of research.

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