Clinical Trial Units
At any one time the University of Oxford sponsors around 1,000 academic designed and led clinical research studies within the EU of which about 150 are interventional trials ranging from phase I to phase IV. The University sponsors approximately 350 further studies outside the EU, largely through its Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health.
Often in partnership with Oxford University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust or Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust most of the EU-based studies are run by one of the University’s six UKCRC fully registered specialist clinical trials units:
- Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit specializing in major large scale studies and trials of chronic disease;
- Diabetes Trials Unit national and multinational trials of the management and treatment of diabetes;
- Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit which integrates the following trials groups:
- Oxford Trauma and Emergency Care
- Oncology Clinical Trials Office
- Surgical Intervention Trials Unit
- Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology
- Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Oxford
- NPEU Clinical Trials Unit conducts multicentre trials of a broad range of interventions for women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn period and early childhood;
- Primary Care and Vaccines Collaborative Clinical Trials Unit which integrates the Primary Care Trials Unit and the Oxford Vaccine Centre.
c. 1,000 academic designed and led clinical research studies within the EU
Approximately 350 further studies outside the EU
Clinical Trials News
Oxford and Liverpool scientists launch new vaccine trial for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
19 September 2023
The UK trial is the next step in the development of a vaccine to protect people against MERS – a deadly viral illness with no current vaccines and the potential to cause a pandemic.
13 September 2023
A University of Oxford study has administered a new vaccine against tick-borne virus Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) to volunteers for the first time. Launched on the 4th of August 2023, the clinical trial of the ChAdOx2 CCHF vaccine aims to confirm its safety and understand how individuals develop immunity following vaccination.
Oxford to launch UK’s first trials unit dedicated to precision-prevention and early detection studies
18 July 2023
Oxford researchers have been given a £1 million boost to support their strategy of developing cancer prevention treatments and early diagnostic tools for people at high risk of cancer.