UCL Priment Clinical Trials Unit


Working With Us

PRIMENT CTU collaborates with researchers in higher education, the NHS and industry to develop and/or evaluate complex interventions in primary care, psychiatric and community settings.

The collaboration should begin in the early stages of protocol development and continue to study closure and dissemination of results. 

If you are interested in collaborating with PRIMENT CTU please complete a collaboration request form and send it to priment@ucl.ac.uk We are only able to consider requests that are submitted a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the funding application deadline

Please note that we encourage all applicants to speak at one of our research proposal seminars that take place on the first Wednesday of every month at Maple House

When PRIMENT CTU has agreed to collaborate on a study, the PRIMENT CTU staff allocated to the project meet with the Chief Investigator and study team to clarify details of the protocol such as the trial population, trial design, details of the intervention and the comparator, outcomes of interest and analysis plan.  They also review operational and data issues, and costings. 

When funding for the study has been confirmed PRIMENT CTU members provide further input, for example: reviewing and finalising the trial protocol and the analysis plan, finalising the randomisation procedures, operationalising the research, developing data collection forms and trial manuals, database development, providing guidance on ethics and local NHS R&D applications and assisting with the Clinical Trial Application (CTA) if necessary.

PRIMENT CTU can also provide support in the following areas: project management, financial planning, quality assurance, quality control, IT support and administrative support.

NIHR Research Support Services (RSS)

We are part of the NIHR Research Support Service (RSS). The NIHR RSS provides free and confidential support for researchers in England to apply for funding to deliver clinical and applied health and care research which is in the remit of the NIHR.

There are eight hubs across England. Our hub is a collaboration of four world-leading research universities, with expertise in research design and execution and impact. Our hub includes diverse research groups and clinical trials units and offers support to researchers across a broad range of areas. The service is underpinned by a dedication to develop and promote cutting-edge research methods to improve the accuracy and efficiency of research.

NIHR RSS Imperial College London hub as a collaboration with University College London, Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London. You can request support here