Imperial Clinical Trials Unit


Our mission is to deliver excellence in the design, conduct and dissemination of clinical trials of all phases and through this to deliver major local, national and international health benefits for patients.

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The Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU) is a research unit working across both Imperial, Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust, with the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and affiliated NHS trusts delivering world class clinical trials of all phases.

Activities encompass all aspects of all stages of clinical trials from generation to delivery. ICTU includes expertise in trial methodology and all aspects of delivery in key disease areas and works closely with the Joint Research Office of Imperial College London to ensure that the regulatory, legal and quality control aspects of trials are met.

ICTU represents an exciting evolution based on key areas of trial expertise and existing trial teams within Imperial College London, the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and affiliated NHS Trusts.

The Co-Directors of ICTU are Prof Deborah Ashby and Prof Neil Poulter.

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.


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In August 2012 ICTU received confirmation from the UKCRC that the they had successfully achieved status as a fully registered trials unit.

Registered status requires ‘a track record and experience of centrally coordinating multi-centre clinical trials and other well-designed studies, presence of a core team of expert staff to develop studies, presence of robust quality assurance systems, systems to ensure adherence to research governance standards, resources to provide adequate and stable infrastructure and senior staff as well as an ability to ensure continuity of the core disciplines'.

ICTU is 1 of only 44 fully registered trial units within the UK