Welcome to the OCTRU website. The University of Oxford has a long standing tradition in clinical trials and OCTRU based within the University is one of the UKCRC's registered clinical trials units.
Jonathan Cook elected as Society for Clinical Trials board member
3 April 2023
Associate Professor Jonathan Cook has been elected to the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) board.
New approach to nail bed injury surgery could significantly cut NHS costs
30 March 2023
According to a new Oxford study, changing clinical practice for finger injuries in children could save the NHS £720,000 per year.
OCTRU - delivering answers to important clinical questions
7 March 2023
The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) has received NIHR benchmarking results and offers excellent value for money according to the report
NIHR CTU SUPPORT
PLEASE NOTE: This unit receives National Institute for Health Research CTU Support Funding. This funding has been awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR trials.
Recent OCTRU Publications
Effectiveness of nail bed repair in children with or without replacing the fingernail: NINJA multicentre randomized clinical trial.
Jain A. et al, (2023), Br j surg
Protocol for the TRANSLATE prospective, multi-centre, randomised clinical trial.
Bryant RJ. et al, (2023), Bju int
‘It makes me feel old’: Understanding the experience of recovery from ankle fracture at 6 months in people aged 50 years and over
TUTTON E. et al, (2022), Qualitative health research
BJJ-2022-0653.R1 Platelet rich plasma injection for acute Achilles tendon rupture: Two-year follow-up of the PATH-2 randomised, placebo-controlled, superiority trial
KEENE D. et al, (2022), Bone and joint journal
FUTURE-GB: functional and ultrasound-guided resection of glioblastoma - a two-stage randomised control trial.
Plaha P. et al, (2022), Bmj open, 12
Surgical fixation with K-wires versus casting in adults with fracture of distal radius: DRAFFT2 multicentre randomised clinical trial.
Costa ML. et al, (2022), Bmj, 376
TRAINING SESSIONS & SEMINARS
Trials Expertise Session: The SoECAT: Introduction to its Role in Trials in Set Up and in Development *ONLINE*
Thursday, 08 June 2023, 10am to 11am
OCTRU Extended Training Bite: Introduction to the Trial Master File *ONLINE*
Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 10am to 12pm
Would you like to collaborate with OCTRU?
OCTRU welcomes requests to collaborate, look to see which of our themes your collaboration may fit within.