Work with us

We are fully registered as a UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Clinical Trials Unit

We have capabilities required to provide a full spectrum of expertise required to deliver high quality clinical research to the highest standards

HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU

Our unit is home to a wide range of expertise

Researchers

Our experts offer advice on clinical requirements when designing studies, dissemination of results, conducting systematic reviews and research into research clinical methodological issues

Trial Managment

Our team is comprised of Trial Managers, Trial Administrators, Trial Assistant Managers, Trials Assistants. Our team has extensive knowledge in managing every stage of a trial life cycle

Data Management

Our expert team can provide a range of data management services, enable the systems creation for a successful infrastructure for research projects

Statistics and Health Economics Support

Our team of statisticians, health economists and IT specialists can provide guidance on the design, feasibility, conduct, analysis and reporting of studies

INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US?

1. COLLABORATION ENQUIRY (Expression of Interest Stage)

  • Enquiries to be submitted prior to the funding application stage 
  • Responses to enquiries will be made within 14 working days of submission
  • All progressed enquiries must undergo the LSHTM CTU Review Process for outline and full applications

Proposal must include a member of LSHTM CTU Management Group as a co-applicant

2. LSHTM CTU REVIEW PROCESS

There are 2 stages to the LSHTM CTU Review Process for all progressed enquiries:

    1. Outline Stage for LSHTM CTU Provisional Approval 
    2. Full Stage for LSHTM CTU Adoption 
 

Each stage should allow at least 14 working days for review

OUR ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Clear demonstration from the evidence base (including a formal review of relevant Randomised Controlled Trials) that the research is needed

The trial must address a question that is clinically important (such as areas of crucial evidence gaps, or areas of controversy or high variation in clinical care)

Must be relevant to the population – particular interest in trials of global importance

To ensure trials progress in line with expectations, in particular recruitment and retainment of participants, the research team will be assessed for an appropriate blend of experience and clinical credibility

The assumptions behind the study will be critically reviewed, with evidence sought upfront that these assumptions are reasonable

If no such reassurance is possible, then it will be sought from a pilot study or early returns as the study commences

The optimal scientific design, with the best and most appropriate analysis, with suitable methods of managing and conducting the trial will be required, along with trial registration and a full commitment to publish the results in peer reviewed journals

LSHTM CTU involvement in a study must be appropriately financed. Staffing and consumable costs will be reviewed to ensure the trial is adequately funded and deliverable in the proposed timelines

Trial should enhance and confirm LSHTM CTU reputation as the world renowned of excellence in delivering high quality, clinically relevant, methodologically excellent Randomised Controlled Trials

The risks and benefits have been considered, awareness that there is a need for high ethical standards in research

Although some trials may be successful on all of the above criteria, if the LSHTM CTU does not have capacity to take on the responsibilities, it will not be adopted

THE COCHRANE INJURIES GROUP

The Cochrane Injuries Group accepts submissions for publication on the Cochrane Library on topics related to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injury.  
 
We welcome proposals for new systematic reviews which will be used to inform a clinical practice guideline.
 
For more information, please contact Emma Sydenham: Emma.Sydenham@lshtm.ac.uk