Clinical Trials Team
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Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs) 

The Joint Research Office (JRO) is the UCL Office responsible for supporting and overseeing investigator-initiated Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs).

The JRO has a dedicated clinical trials team who are on hand to provide regulatory advice, monitoring support and oversight, as well as guidance on pharmacovigilance and the sourcing, management and handling of Investigational Medicinal Products.

What is a CTIMP?

A Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMP) is any investigation in human subjects intended to:

·discover or verify the clinical, pharmacological effects of one or more medicinal products


·identify any adverse reactions to one or more such products


·study absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of the product with the aim of looking at the safety or efficacy of those products.

The item investigated could be a drug or food product and is called the IMP - the  Investigational Medicinal Product