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Welcome to the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) at University of Leeds’ Research Portal. Through our Research Portal you can access trial specific information and online IT tools, such as randomisation and data entry.

We are a leading UK academic clinical trials unit (CTU) based in the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research at the University of Leeds. If you would like to read more about our research please visit our Institute homepage.

We are currently working on building our Research Portal and new information will be added over the coming months, please bear with us during this period of development.


Patient and Public Engagement

We collaborate and interact with the public in a variety of ways, from patients taking part in our trials, to sharing our findings with the public, and even collaborating with the public as co-researchers. We offer full support and guidance to any members of the public who work with us.

Trial Systems

CTRU Leeds uses a variety of systems throughout our trials, from data capture solutions such as MACRO, to bespoke registration and randomisation systems such as our in-house GEN24 system. The CTRU's dedicated IS team ensures that our trial data is accurate, secure and consistent.

Spotlight - ALPHA

The ALPHA trial compares Alitretinoin and PUVA therapy in patients aged 18 years and over with severe hand eczema which is not controlled on a daily (regular) basis with prescription steroid creams.

Infrastructure Partners

This unit receives National Institute for Health and Care Research CTU Support Funding. This funding has been awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR trials. 

We are a registered UKCRC Clinical Trials Network CTU and an NCRI Cancer Network CTU.