Clinical trials

Contact us

Please contact us as early as possible so we can help you plan your research and include the costs of our support in your grant application. PenCTU does not provide funding for research.

If you need help with an existing study, please ensure you have sufficient funds to meet the costs of our support.



+44 1752 439831


Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit
Faculty of Health
University of Plymouth
Room N16
ITTC 1 Building
Plymouth Science Park

At PenCTU we support the development and delivery of clinical and applied health and care research. We offer a range of services, from pre-application methodological support to full study delivery. PenCTU has expertise in designing, developing, supporting and co-ordinating high quality research studies to applicable standards and regulations – working with us.
We have expertise in pilot trials and feasibility studies, longitudinal cohort studies, drug trials, other non-drug interventional trials, trials of complex interventions, across a broad range of clinical and health and care related areas. 

PenCTU is a fully registered clinical trials unit in the .
We work in partnership with clinicians, researchers, the and other partners from across the South West Peninsula and beyond.
If you are interested in working with us, please approach us at the earliest opportunity by completing our .

Recent publications

We have experience in project-managing a portfolio of trials, with a focus on timely delivery and data quality. Following are some recent examples of our work, for further examples see our publications page.

Video and audio

A selection of video and audio giving an introduction to Clinical Trials Units in general alongside some of our own work. 

Study findings for trial participants