The Leicester CTU was created in 2009 by the University of Leicester, with core funding provided through the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. The Leicester CTU functions as a partnership between the University and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in the delivery of clinical trials, and provides an infrastructure to bring together the expertise of many academic clinicians and other health service researchers based in Leicester.
The Leicester CTU provides support for the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials and other well-designed studies of health, social and educational intervention, or technologies. Trials are taken on by the Leicester CTU on the basis that the research asks an important health question and is both scientifically and ethically sound.
The Leicester CTU support investigators by providing access to the core competencies of trial development, trial and data Management including multi-site trials, database provision, as well as analysis and reporting.