The Clinical Trials Support Network

Based in the Centre for Health Services and Clinical Research, the Clinical Trials Support Network (CTSN) provides advice and assistance to University of Hertfordshire staff and students as well as NHS clinicians and researchers in all aspects of the management and conduct of clinical trials.

Our aim

The aim of the CTSN is to provide advice and support for research investigators through each step of the clinical trial lifecycle, and to develop collaborative partnerships with clinical and academic investigators.

Our services

We offer a range of services to support the delivery of high quality clinical research, such as:

  • research design
  • study set-up
  • study documentation design
  • research management and conduct
  • statistical design and data analysis
  • data management
  • study monitoring
  • reporting and publishing of clinical trials and other research projects in health-related topics.

The overriding principle is to enable trials to be conducted according to current safety and quality regulations as stipulated by EU and UK directives.

We work closely with the Research Design Service (RDS) to develop strong funding applications and have a close working relationship with Norwich Clinical Trial Unit (CTU). We also have academic partnerships with Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust and East and North Hertfordshire University Trust giving access to a large local patient population

Our focus is on supporting clinical trials of psychological interventions and of clinical trials of investigational products. We are currently supporting research projects in a range of areas including: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and paediatric mental health.

Standard Operating Procedures

Here are our up-to-date versions of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for clinical trials conducted at the University of Hertfordshire:

Get in touch

To learn more about what we do, please send us an email, call +44 (0) 1707 284642, or write to us at Clinical Trial Support Network, Health Research Building, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, UK.