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This event took place 21-22 January 2020.

Imagine you’re a patient. There’s a new treatment that could help you and others like you, which scientists need to learn more about. You’ve been asked to join a clinical trial. But what does that entail?

Clinical trials are an important part of modern healthcare and understanding the best interventions that can help patients, and yet relatively few people will participate in one or even understand what they involve.

Without clinical trials to investigate if new treatments work for people, a considerable number of medicines and treatments would not be available. 

The Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU) invites you to take part in a mock clinical trial with a treat, where you’ll be walked through a randomised controlled clinical trial from start to finish where the medicine really is sweet.

The PenCTU is a leading registered clinical trials unit with expertise in designing, developing and delivering high quality clinical trials and other studies that directly influence clinical and healthcare practices.


These are drop-in sessions, however please do let us know that you'd like to participate with the booking link above, so we can ensure there is enough chocolate for all. We recommend allowing approximately 30 minutes to complete all steps of the trial.

Tuesday 21 January, Rolle Reception, 12:00 – 13:00

Wednesday 22 January, Crosspoint, Roland Levinsky Building, 12:00 – 13:00 

Who is this event for?
These drop-in sessions are suitable for anyone that is curious about what is involved in a clinical trial, whether a researcher, student, hospital staff or patient, or member of the public.

PenCTU staff

Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU)

PenCTU is a leading academic clinical trials unit with expertise in designing, developing, supporting and coordinating high quality, multi-centre clinical trials and other well-designed studies that directly influences clinical and healthcare practice.

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