PTTU provides the skilled staff and infrastructure to develop and deliver clinicial research projects for the benefit of patients and the community.

Our Capabilities

We offer the infrastructure and staff to support research teams, clinical investigators and SMEs to deliver high quality research studies. We support studies from the beginning to the end; developing funding applications, study design, set up, management, quality assurance, analysis and reporting.

Study development and grant applications

  • Defining research questions
  • Protocol development, study design and methodology
  • Support for grant writing and submission (including study costings and project management if required)
  • Study planning and management
  • Sample size calculations
  • Lay member input
  • Feasibility assessments, recruitment strategies and study delivery plans

Trial set up and delivery

  • Study set up, including regulatory approvals and contracting
  • Trial/project management
  • Data management support
  • Monitoring and quality oversight
  • Safety reporting
  • Statistical analysis
  • Laboratory support for sample processing and analysis
  • Writing end of trial reports and publications

Patient, public and community engagement

Input from the public and patients at all stages of the project from setting the research question through to study delivery and dissemination

Working with clinical and community partners to ensure recruitment targets can be reached effectively and on time.

Supporting trials and research in healthcare and medical technologies

The Portsmouth Technologies Trials Unit (PTTU) is a collaboration between Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Portsmouth. Launched in spring 2018, the unit specialises in running research studies, including clinical trials in new healthcare technologies.

We work in collaboration with academics, healthcare professionals and industry to develop and deliver high quality research projects. We specialise in working with small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and have a growing portfolio of trials and research studies, reflecting our local research expertise and the needs of our patients.

If you are interested in any of our services or would like to learn more please contact us today using our quick contact form or by calling us on 02392 286000 ext: 4042.

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