Collaboration requests

Keele CTU welcomes collaborative requests.

The following criteria provide a guide about the types of studies that Keele CTU will adopt:

  • The study requires the services of a CTU (e.g. the study is a randomised controlled trial (RCT) or large clinical, applied research, study involving new data collection)
  • The study is a phase III or IV study in design, or is a pilot/feasibility study that is preparing for a future phase III or IV study
  • If the study is a Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMP), then in line with Keele CTU’s growing expertise in supporting CTIMPs:
    • Keele CTU is likely to agree in principle to collaborate on type A CTIMPs
    • Keele CTU will consider type B CTIMPs on a case-by-case basis
    • Keele CTU will currently not collaborate on type C CTIMPs
  • The study involves UK centres/sites only
  • There is evidence of, or plans for, appropriate Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)
  • Priority will be given to studies that fit with the research of Keele CTU’s key Research Institute partners at Keele University (i.e. the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences and the Research Institute for Applied Clinical Studies)
  • The study involves clear collaboration with one or more academic staff from Keele CTU and/or from the Research Institutes and Schools within Keele University
  • The study fits with Keele University’s required sponsorship arrangements
  • There is appropriate expertise and experience in the study team to deliver the study
  • There is sufficient capacity and resource within the CTU to deliver the study
  • There is sufficient funding available to cover CTU services required

Collaboration form

Keele CTU host Clinical Studies Thinktanks for study teams to come and present their study and receive advice and feedback. Initial requests for Keele CTU collaboration should be made by submitting a completed Keele CTU collaboration request form‌ to ctu.operations@keele.ac.uk at the earliest opportunity.