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Welcome to the CTRU Research Portal

The CTRU Research Portal is hosted by the clinical trials unit based in the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research (LICTR) at the University of Leeds.

The research portal is for anyone who wants to find out:

  1. What clinical trials are
  2. The type of clinical trials run at LICTR
  3. How patients and the public play a role in clinical trials research
  4. More information for researchers (e.g. how to randomise a patient or return data to LICTR)

Additionally, the Research Portal hosts websites for a number of our trials as well as linking to a number of services used in the running of our clinical trials.

If you would like more detailed information about our research portfolio please visit our Institute homepage.

What are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are a type of health research. We use trials to test new health treatments or processes, known as interventions. An intervention is anything that is put in place to try and improve people’s health.

The Types of Research Run at LICTR

CTRU is made up of four main areas - cancer, complex interventions, Surgical Interventions, Diagnostics and Devices (SIDD) and methodological research. All of these divisions carry out a wide range of different projects, from small, pilot studies to large-scale, international trials.

Working with Patients and the Public

Patients and the public are at the centre of our research. We collaborate and interact with the public in a variety of ways. This ranges from patients taking part in our trials, to sharing our findings with the public, and even collaborating with the public as co-researchers.

Infrastructure Partners

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research

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.