Precision Medicine


Clinical Trials

Personalised and targeted healthcare, matching the right treatment to the right person at the right time.

Clinical trials are the means by which investigational agents, devices, or biologics, such as chemotherapy agents, blood products, or gene therapies are scientifically evaluated in human volunteers for safety and efficacy. Innovative clinical trial designs will be necessary to progress toward a more personalised approach.

UCL Clinic Trials Facilities accommodate early and late phase clinical trials of new anti-cancer drugs and treatments for children and adults. 

Clinical Research Facilities (CRF)

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) / Wellcome University College London Hospitals (UCLH) CRF
This is a purpose-built environment for volunteers and patients taking part in early-phase clinical trials and other research projects. It coordinates all aspects of clinical research.

Somers CRF
The Somers CRF provides a dedicated research facility and team able to advise and offer support to investigators involved in research on children and young people under 18 years old. The Facility has a strong track record of supporting individualised medicine studies.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Moorfields CRF
Clinical Research at Moorfields Eye Hospital covers a wide range of activities generated directly from patient care or as a result of laboratory and translational research. The NIHR Moorfields Clinical Facility will support any research that requires the input of patients from tissue samples for laboratory work through to phase I, II, III and IV clinical trials.

Comprehensive Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
The Comprehensive Clinical Trials Unit at UCL is a specialist unit with a specific remit to design, conduct, analyse and publish clinical trials and other well-designed studies.

MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
MRC Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL is at the forefront of resolving internationally important questions in infectious diseases and cancer and delivering swifter and more effective translation of scientific research into patient benefits. It does this by carrying out challenging and innovative studies and developing and implementing methodological advances in study design, conduct and analysis.

UCL Priment Clinical Trials Unit
The UCL Priment Clinical Trials Units mission is to advance the quality, range and design of clinical trials in primary care, mental health and community settings in order to improve the health of the nation.

The Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Clinical Research Facility
A state of the art purpose built facility located on the ground floor of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the UK's largest dedicated neurological hospital and a specialist hospital of UCLH. The CRF provides clinical laboratory, regulatory and operational support for clinical research studies. It is the first facility in the UK fully dedicated to neurodegenerative research.