Clinical Trials

The University of Exeter delivers pioneering treatments for patients and ground breaking discoveries in basic science across many fields.

Researchers also evaluate current treatments driving change and improvements in medicine. Research is carried out either locally or across many sites, nationally and internationally. Our researchers belong to leading research units and institutes based within the Medical School and across the University and NHS.

Clinical trials are run with support from:

Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU)

Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU) works in partnership with NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility (CRF) to provide a seamless service to design, manage and deliver clinical research and healthcare studies. Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU) is working towards becoming a UKCRC registered CTU in the near future. 

NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility (CRF)

NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is a partnership between the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. It is dedicated to facilitating clinical and translational research.

Since 2014, the CRF has been embedded within the RILD Building where it works syngeristically with Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU) and the Wellcome Wolfson Centre for Medical Research to deliver high quality clinical and medical research.

Exeter Clinical Trials Support Network (ECTSN)

The Exeter Clinical Trials Support Network (ECTSN) is a resource designed to support those working on clinical trials based in academia or the NHS. ECTSN is a forum for clinical trial/study personnel to network and collaborate as a group and share information on best practice for the effective management and delivery of clinical trials.