UCL Priment Clinical Trials Unit


UCL Priment Clinical Trials Unit

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We work with researchers to advance the quality, range and design of clinical trials to improve the health of the population.

We are a UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered unit offering academic and scientific input to studies alongside operational support. We work closely with investigators to develop methodology for their study. We collaborate with internal and external researchers to develop and/or evaluate complex interventions in primary care, psychiatric and community settings. 

We work to conduct high quality randomised trials and other studies with trial team associates. Our work supports a diverse portfolio of studies from ageing to infection, which leads us to collaborate with numerous funders. Successfully completed trials have included the development of a digital management programme for type-2 Diabetes, home-based health promotion interventions for vulnerable older people and a website improving contraception choices.

Our research themes are:

  • Dementia
  • Cancer
  • Parkinson's Disease 
  • Caring for the Elderly
  • Mental Health
  • Children's Health

PRIMENT CTU is a partnership between 3 UCL departments:

Research Department of Primary Care & Population Health

Division of Psychiatry

Department of Statistical Science

PRIMENT CTU is one of the 46 UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered clinical trials unit. This acknowledges a track record of coordinating multi-centre trials, methodological expertise to develop studies, robust quality assurance systems, long-term viability of capacity for running trials 


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PRIMENT CTU receives National Institute for Health Research CTU Support funding. This funding has ben awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR research.

The PRIMENT CTU Steering Group oversees the Unit’s work and reviews new applications. Please contact us for further information. 


A list of publications by Priment CTU

Working With Us

For information on how to work with Priment CTU

Our Research

For our current and past collaborations