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Centre for Trials Research

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We aim to improve the health and well-being of society through recognised excellence in clinical trials and other well designed studies.

The Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University is the largest group of academic clinical trials staff in Wales. The Centre tackles the big diseases, and health concerns of our time, including growing resistance to antibiotics, early cancer diagnosis and how to eliminate health inequalities.

The Centre achieves this by forming partnerships with researchers and building lasting relationships with the public, whose participation is essential for the success of studies.

The Centre consists of UKCRC-registered clinical trials units and its Research Design and Conduct Service South East Wales.

The Centre is continuing to develop trials for medical devices and is establishing a portfolio of research on statistical methods and the older person.

The Centre for Trials Research is publicly-funded to enable applied research that informs policy in health and social care in Wales and the UK, and is currently running studies across Wales, the UK and internationally. The Centre is funded through Welsh government by Health and Care Research Wales, and Cancer Research UK.

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The Centre is willing to consider any well-designed study or trial idea, even those outside its current areas of research. For more information about collaborating with the team, please contact:

Centre for Trials Research