The Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit (formerly known as the Clinical Research Support Centre) was established in 2004, with core funding provided through the Health and Social Care Public Health Agency Research and Development Division.
The NICTU is a UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) fully registered clinical trials unit and has a specific remit to provide support for the design, conduct, analysis and publication of clinical trials and other well designed studies.
The aim of the CTU is to:
Support partnerships between academic clinicians and health service researchers by providing the infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of high quality clinical research funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), research councils and charities.
The CTU provides a range of services and supports all aspects of clinical research from concept through to analysis & reporting.