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:
- Centre for Statistics in Medicine
- Critical Care, Trauma and Rehabilitation Trials Group
- Gastroenterology Trials Group
- Oncology Clinical Trials Office (all phases)
- Respiratory Trials Unit
- Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU)
- 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 Group
c. 1,000 academic designed and led clinical research studies within the EU
Approximately 350 further studies outside the EU
Clinical Trials News
11 November 2021
The University of Oxford have begun recruiting for a Phase I trial to test an Ebola vaccine in human volunteers – with the first vaccinations having already taken place.
29 October 2021
Radcliffe Department of Medicine researcher Dr Betty Raman is leading a new phase 2a clinical trial to investigate whether a drug could treat the fatigue and muscle weakness experienced by many patients who have recovered from COVID. The drug, AXA1125, is developed by the US-based biotechnology company Axcella Therapeutics.
7 October 2021
A new industry-academic partnership between the University of Oxford and biopharmaceutical company NuCana as found that chemotherapy drug NUC-7738, derived from a Himalayan fungus, has 40 times greater potency for killing cancer cells than its parent compound.