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OCTRU is one of the 51 registered UKCRC Clinical Trials Units. OCTRU is located at the University of Oxford


The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) has integrated several trials groups from different therapeutic areas into a single Clinical Trials Unit (CTU). OCTRU is a fully registered CTU and leads and co-ordinates strategy, operations and systems across all of the trial groups.  

The scope of OCTRU is to design, conduct and report in both early and later phase clinical trials in surgery, musculo-skeletal sciences, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology and oncology. We focus in particular on development pathways and the evaluation of new health technologies in

  • surgery and interventional procedures (including anaesthetics, surgical procedures, pre- and post-surgical care)
  • respiratory devices and intervention to improve the health of patients with respiratory disease.
  • trauma, rehabilitation and conservative management
  • pharmaceuticals, particularly in oncology
  • the management of inflammation
  • biomarkers to refine treatment strategies.

Click here to find details of the OCTRU hub team and the theme leaders within OCTRU.

Click here to find details of how to collaborate with OCTRU.