BCTU’s focus is large scale late phase (III/IV) randomised controlled trials (RCTs), diagnostic and test evaluation studies.
We are unable to provide advice on cohort or case-controlled studies, surveys, physiological or epidemiological studies, unless they are related to an RCT, diagnostic or test evaluation study or a systematic review. We also have limited experience of early phase (I/II) clinical trials. Please contact your local Research Design Service, who will be able to signpost you to appropriate support.
The BCTU does not like to become involved in studies once recruitment has started, nor will the Unit undertake statistical analysis of studies where it has had no involvement in the design or management of the study.
The BCTU will only advise on and support studies that are to be funded by non-commercial sources or where industry support will be “without strings”. It is beyond the remit of the Unit to act as the statistical centre for commercially sponsored studies.