Keele CTU Services

Keele Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is based in the David Weatherall Building at Keele University. We are a multi-disciplinary unit that has been involved in the design and delivery of quality assured research since 1998. Our expertise in delivering high quality, specialist services has been recognised by our achievement of UKCRC registration status. Below is a summary of the services we offer:

Design & Development

We can work with you to develop your study protocol and funding application, advise on research design as well as offering operational guidance.

Here is a summary of the support structures we put in place: Good order is the foundation of all things.

Conducting the Research

Once funding is awarded, a dedicated CTU team, with support from a range of specialist working groups, will work with you to set the study up. This process includes gaining the necessary approvals, including ethics, software development for data capture and study management, health informatics and initiation of recruiting sites.

When recruitment begins the CTU provides a randomisation service, will monitor and support sites, facilitate data collection and co-ordinate study management and oversight.

Analysis and Reporting

Once recruitment ends the CTU will support study close-down including data analysis by specialised statisticians and report writing, including preparation of manuscripts for publication and data archiving.