Clinical Trials Toolkit
The Clinical Trials Toolkit provides practical advice to researchers in designing and conducting publicly funded clinical trials in the UK. Through the use of an interactive routemap, this site provides information on best practice and outlines the current legal and practical requirements for conducting clinical trials.
The Toolkit is primarily focused on Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs) and the regulatory environment and requirements associated with these. However researchers and R&D staff working on trials in other areas will also find useful information and guidance of relevance to the wider trials environment.
Please note the Toolkit describes the requirements for Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs) brought about by the introduction of the European Commission Directive 2001/20/EC. A proposal to repeal Directive 2001/20/EC and replace it with a European Regulation has been published. As this new Regulation is not imminent, (anticipated to be in place by 2016) and potentially subject to revision, its content is not widely discussed within this Toolkit at this stage. However the site will consider the implications of any confirmed change in due course and provide updated information and guidance as agreed.Get Started with the Routemap
Interpretation of the definition of receipt of Valid Research Application for NIHR contract metrics on trial initiation (the 70 day benchmark)21 Jul 2014
The National Institute for Health Research has produced a document interpreting the definition of receipt of Valid Research Application for studies included in the 70 day benchmark (i.e. clinical trials). NHS providers who are subject...View
25 Jun 2014
It will become mandatory for sponsors to post clinical trial summary results in the European Clinical Trials Database (EudraCT) as of 21 July 2014. This corresponds with the launch of the final iteration of EudraCT which will...View
23 Jun 2014
A new regulation, which will replace the existing EU Clinical Trials Directive, will streamline the authorisation process and harmonise requirements for clinical trials in Europe. The Clinical Trials Regulation was published in the Official Journal...View
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