The creation of the Thames Valley Clinical Trials Unit represents a formalisation of the strategic vision shared by the University of Reading, the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Across the three partners the TVCTU has access to some of the very best clinical researchers, facilities and infrastructure in the world.

Our multi-disciplinary team brings together clinicians, research nurses, trial managers, IT/data experts, statisticians and quality assurance professionals. We work closely with the Research Design Service (RDS) and the Clinical Research Network (CRN).

“The TVCTU will ensure your study is conducted to the highest standards generating reliable data to inform patient care decision making.”

The TVTCU is happy to discuss collaboration with anyone wishing to explore research opportunities for clinicians and patients in our area including primary care. The TVCTU can offer expert input into:

  • Trial Design; support for funding application submission, sample size calculation and costings.
  • Trial Management; ensuring your trial is delivered on time and on budget.
  • Data Management; providing IT solutions for clinical databases and randomisation.
  • Analysis; expert statisticians will conduct both interim and final analysis as required.
  • Quality Assurance and Pharmacovigilance.

If you are planning a multi-centre randomised controlled trial or other well designed study please contact us.