Edinburgh Clinical Trials

Supporting Trials

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.

To do this, ECTU is staffed with an experienced team comprising methodologists, trialists, data managers and programmers.

ECTU works with clinical academic staff throughout Edinburgh who have experience in running multi centre studies.  Where possible we will offer to partner early stage trialists with a mentor from this group.

All ECTU studies are conducted in accordance with ICH GCP.

How to get your trial adopted and access support

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Information on how to get your trial adopted, how you can access ECTU support and use our services.

Trial Planning

The planning of a clinical trial can be complex and ECTU are able to provide support over the lifetime of the study, from the application process through to close down and reporting.


The Academic and Clinical Central Office for Research and Development (ACCORD) is a joint office comprising clinical research management staff from NHS Lothian and the University of Edinburgh.

Trial Management

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Clinical trials and research projects, regardless of their size and complexity, can benefit from efficient trial management.

Statistical and Health Economics Support

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ECTU has a team of medical statisticians, clinicians, health economists and IT specialists who can advise on the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of studies.

Data Management

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ECTU has an experienced team who provide a range of data management services and enable the creation of systems that provide a successful infrastructure for research projects.

Further information: 

How to get your trial adopted and access support