CTU support funding

The NIHR recognises the important and crucial role played by Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) in helping the design, development and delivery of quality research projects.

CTU Support Funding provides units with flexibility to increase their capacity to support NIHR funded projects and research funding applications. The expected result of this funding is an increase in the number of high-quality research applications submitted to NIHR programmes and supported projects.

Applying for funding

All UKCRC registered Clinical Trials Units in England are potentially eligible to apply for support funding. Applications are invited periodically and information will be published here when a call is open.

**There are no current calls for NIHR CTU Support Funding** 

NIHR supported Clinical Trials Units

We regard Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) as an important component of any research application and funded project. CTUs can provide expertise and advice, and participate throughout the research process, from initial idea development through to project delivery and reporting.  

Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact a CTU early in the process of developing research ideas and preparing funding applications.

The units listed below receive NIHR CTU Support Funding to enable them to support NIHR research applications and projects, and so are especially interested in collaborating on NIHR research.


Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit

Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Trials Coordination Unit

Bristol Clinical Trials & Evaluation Unit

Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit
Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration Norwich Clinical Research & Trials Unit
Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit
The Comprehensive Clinical Trials Unit at UCL Oxford NPEU Clinical Trials Unit
Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit
Imperial Clinical Trials Unit Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit
Keele Clinical Trials Unit Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit
King’s Clinical Trials Unit PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit
Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit
Leicester Clinical Trials Unit  Southampton Clinical Trials Unit
Liverpool Trials Collaborative Warwick Clinical Trials Unit
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Clinical Trials Unit York Trials Unit

Contact us

If you would like to know more about NIHR CTU Support funding, please contact the NIHR CTU Support team.