How can I get involved in a trial?
We at the KCTU do not directly get involved in recruitment to trials. However, the following links are large databases which allow you to search for trials both in the United Kingdom and around the world based on keywords:
If you would like KCTU to assist with your clinical trial then please complete a support request form. Requests are considered on the third Thursday of every month. For more information about our services and costs, please find brochures on our website.
At this time the CTU is not taking on any volunteers. Any paid positions will be advertised on the King’s website here.
London Research Design Service
Research Design Service (RDS) London provides support to those preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. RDS London is part of a network of regional support services funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). They form a key part of the research infrastructure and provide advice and guidance free of charge through consultation with experts and use of online resources.
Clinical Research Facilities
The CRFs at Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College Hospital provide welcoming, comfortable, and safe environments in which patients and volunteers can participate in clinical studies.
King’s Clinical Research Facility
King Health Partners Clinical Trials Office
The KHP-CTO is based at Guy’s Campus and contracted as a function of the NHS R&D departments (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM), Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust (GSTT) and King’s College Hospital (KCH)) and King’s College London (KCL) to support CTIMPs. In relation to academic trials, the scope of the KHP-CTO quality team is to support investigators at King’s Health Partners institutions who undertake CTIMP clinical trials where King’s Health Partners are sponsor or co-sponsor to ensure delivery of the statutory obligations contingent on sponsorship of trials.
NHS Research and Development Offices
Researchers wishing to conduct research in the NHS (or Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland) must obtain NHS or HSC management permission (also referred to as R&D approval) for each NHS/HSC research site. If your research involves undertaking the research on the premises of a NHS organisation, with NHS patients or with NHS staff, then you should contact the local NHS R&D office.
KCL Research Grants and Contracts Office
The Research Grants & Contracts Department (RG&C) deals with all administrative, financial and legal aspects of externally-funded research in the College. RG&C also negotiates agreements which underpin or facilitate academic research taking place.
MRC Hubs for Trials Methodology Research
These are UK-wide regional centres of excellence that will undertake high-quality research into clinical trial methodology. The methodology hubs will have close links with those carrying out clinical trials. Individual hubs will offer specific clinical and methodological expertise.