Who Are We?

Formed in 2002, the Bristol based Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit (CTEU) has grown from a handful of talented individuals to over forty professionals, broadly split across a number of specialist teams. The unit is hosted in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bristol.

We carry out

  • Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) and non-randomised studies to evaluate and quantify the effects of treatments and risk factors in patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Methodological research to improve the way in which evaluations are conducted

RCTs are used to evaluate the effects of new treatments compared to existing ones, when patients are allocated randomly to alternative treatments.  Non-randomised studies are used to develop new proposals of evaluations for interventions and to investigate factors associated with complications and long term outcomes after treatment. 

This unit receives National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) Support Funding. This funding has been awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR trials.

Working With Us

If you would like to collaborate with us on a study, please complete the application form on the Bristol Research Support Partners website, choosing CTEU Bristol as the preferred partner.

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Dr Rachel Brierley recently hosted a webinar entitled 'Methods to manage the randomisation and treatment of patients 24/7 in a large multi-centre RCT' as part of the HTMR Trial Conduct Working Group Webinars 2016-2017. If you would like to watch a recording of the webinar, it is available here: https://www.mrc-phru.ox.ac.uk/webinars/ 

 

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PPI work

If you are interested in finding out more, or getting involved, with PPI work (coordinated with the Cardiovascular Theme of the Bristol Biomedical Research Centre), then please visit the PPI website. 


Improving clinical care through research: A patient journey through the cortisol study
 (funded by the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Unit 2012-2017). 

 

 

We may be recruiting new staff within the unit, please visit the University of Bristol job listings to view any potential vacancies.

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This unit receives National Institute for Health Research CTU Support Funding. This funding has been awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR trials