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Durham Clinical Trials Unit

Durham Clinical Trials Unit

Durham Clinical Trials Unit (DCTU) was established in 2009, and brings together academics with a substantial track record in conducting clinical trials and other clinical studies. DCTU leads the design, management, coordination, monitoring, data management and analysis of high quality clinical trials, collaborating with clinical teams in a number of NHS organisations in the North of England.

Our academic expertise includes quantitative and qualitative methods, therapeutic and service development interventions, facilitating the design of mixed methods studies and complex interventions in addition to randomised controlled trials. Researchers and NHS professionals developing research proposals targeting funding from the National Institute for Health Research will find targeted guidance for preparing their proposals through the Research Design Service. DCTU enhances this support, by offering opportunities for collaboration to develop and deliver studies from the point of funding through to the dissemination of findings. 

Professor James Mason is Director of DCTU and has a considerable track record in the design, conduct and publication of randomised controlled trials and other research designs; he is also Director of the Research Design Service.

Rebecca Maier is Manager of DCTU with extensive experience of trial management and coordination. Her experience includes management of in-house academic-led and commercial pharmaceutical trials, being responsible for all aspects of trial management. Rebecca is a professional member of the Institute for Clinical Research.

For more information please contact DCTU by email: or by telephone 0191 334 0345

Durham Clinical Trials Unit in the news

The DISCARD 2 project has been awarded the Chief Investigator/Study Team of the Year award by the CRN North East and North Cumbria. The award was presented at the Annual Network Meeting on the 4th February 2015. Further details can be found here.

Contact Us

Durham Clinical Trials Unit
Wolfson Research Institute
Durham University Queen's Campus
University Boulevard
Stockton on Tees
TS17 6BH
Tel: + 44 (0)191 334 0345