Prospective Members


Benefits Of Membership

The Network aims to:

  • Develop and share best practice across our members
  • Improve the promotion of Registered Clinical Trials Units
  • Be a strong voice for Registered Clinical Trials Units

We work to ensure that the views of UKCRC registered CTUs are heard by regulators, funders and key decision makers, as well as cultivating links with the international clinical trials community.

Members have access to;

  • NIHR efficient trials funding (dependent upon competitive submission process). Examples of previous successful submissions can be found here.
  • Networking and peer learning: Regular national meetings and workshops for Directors, QA staff, TM staff IS staff and Statisticians as well as and access to professional development for CTU staff through peer-to-peer support and networking events.
  • Greater recognition by host institutions.
  • Access to training and guidance materials.
  • Access to informal mentoring at staff or CTU level.

Our Structure – The Network comprises:

An Executive Group

The Executive Group provides oversight, governance, and accountability to the Network and consists of representatives from regulatory and funder agencies, CTU Directors, Government Research bodies, and a range of other stakeholders. Learn more

Member CTUs

Member CTUsMembers are involved in all aspects of the network, involved in all operations areas, and are represented on the Executive Group.
Learn more about the role of a CTU
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A Secretariat

The Secretariat comprises the Network Director, Programme Manager, and Administrator who work with the Executive Group, Operations and Task & Finish Groups, member CTUs, and other stakeholders to support the delivery of the Network’s core aims.

Operations and Task & Finish Groups

Operations Groups provide opportunities for professional development through peer-to-peer support, networking events, the creation of training and guidance materials and sharing learning and best practice. Learn more about our Operations Groups
Task and Finish Groups are time-limited and lead topical work programmes relating to efficient trial conduct, good research practice, quality standards, and the capacity and sustainability of non-commercial CTUs. Learn more about our Task and Finish Groups

About Us

To learn more, please look at our About Us Section

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about the site, please feel free to contact us. We are always looking for ways to better serve our members - YOU are important to us!

(0113) 3439132

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