Our expertise

We collaborate with clinicians and scientists to conduct RCTs that tackle questions of importance to the NHS. We conduct phase III and feasibility trials in primary and secondary care. Our portfolio encompasses cancer, mental health, diabetes and child health, as well as other areas such as organisation of care.

Along with the MRC ConDuCT Hub, we undertake methodological research with the aim of improving the design and conduct of randomised controlled trials.

We provide training in RCTs and other research methodologies.

Grant and project support

  • Development of grant applications and template documents
  • Protocols
  • Ethics/HRA
  • Trial set-up


  • Sample size calculation
  • Statistical analysis plan (SAP)
  • IDMC interim reporting
  • Final analysis and reporting

Trial management

  • Trial conduct and monitoring / SOPs
  • Research governance
  • Trial oversight committees
  • Senior Trial Manager support

Health economics

  • Health economic analysis plans
  • Quality of life and resource use
  • Economic evaluation
  • Analysis and reporting

Database management

  • Admin database
  • Clinical data
  • Automated randomisation

Qualitative research

  • Designing and implementing qualitative research in trials
  • Capturing participants' and professionals' views and experiences using multiple methods
  • Qualitative data analysis and dissemination
  • Improving trial methodology and conduct
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