The Cambridge Epidemiology & Trials Unit (CETU) received provisional registration status as a UKCRC accredited Clinical Trials Unit in August 2017. Under the leadership of Professor Nick Wareham and Dr Esther van Sluijs in the University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine, CETU leads high quality research with international impact. The CETU is hosted by the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We also have dedicated clinical facilities based in Cambridge, Ely and Wisbech, which have specialist equipment for anthropometry and physical activity measurements.
CETU’s research strategy focuses on investigator-led randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and other well-designed studies that evaluate interventions to improve health care and public health. We have expertise in evaluating interventions ranging from individual- and group-level behavioural interventions through to policy interventions.
All studies conducted by CETU benefit from the collective scientific expertise of a large team in protocol design, intervention development, data analysis, evidence synthesis, quantitative/qualitative evaluation, translational research. There is also a shared infrastructure for clinical and research testing, study management, data management, laboratory and statistics.
Services available at the CETU include field epidemiology staff who facilitate recruitment to studies and a study coordination team that facilitates the development of a study from an idea through ethical approval, recruitment, data collection, monitoring and close-down. Data management services cover the collection, storage and management of study and trial data using standard and custom-built tools.
Level 2, F&G Block, Addenbrookes Hospital
Box 178, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
East of England