As the only mental health specific Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) in the UK, our mission is to conduct high quality and patient-centric research. In doing so, we aim to achieve an international reputation for being a research-led CTU that focuses on a variety of research projects, but predominantly in the mental health and dementia fields. As dementia and mental health trials are becoming more biomarker and technology focused, a CTU with specific mental health and dementia experience will significantly benefit the conduct and delivery of such trials.
Our aspiration is that we will be able to influence continuous improvement within clinical services by way of high-quality research and as per the NHS constitution, every patient should have the opportunity to be part of a research study. To do this, we work closely with the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre, NIHR Oxford Cognitive Health Clinical Research Facility, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as well as other academic, NHS and industry partners.