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Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU)

About ExeCTU

Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU) is a University of Exeter supported facility. The CTU works in collaboration with researchers and clinicians in the design and delivery of high quality and efficient controlled trials and other well-designed studies, addressing important health questions.

ExeCTU works closely with NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and also the Research Design Service South West.



The establishment of the Exeter Clinical Support Network (ECTSN) in February 2013 and the ExeCTU in 2015 reflects our ambitions to develop our portfolio of trials (led by Exeter and external Chief Investigators). We aim to develop our expertise in the key areas of trial methodology: medical statistics, health economics, process evaluation, qualitative research methods, trial management, data management and patient and public involvement. We recognise that such expertise is vital for the design, conduct and analysis of high quality trials, particularly in the field of complex interventions. In August 2017 ExeCTU obtained UKCRC registered CTU status. 


Latest news

 The next Exeter Clinical Trials Support Networking meeting takes place on Tuesday 18 June 2019, 11am till 1pm, Room JS07,  Smeall Building on the St. Luke's Campus.

Professor Gordon Taylor will give a talk around the Design and Development of clinical Trials Protocols.  

More details in the flyer:

Flyer, ECTSN event 18, 18 June 2019

Contact Us

ExeCTU is based at College House on the St Luke’s campus:

Our telephone number is (0)1392 722700.

Our email address is