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STU is the SWANSEA TRIALS UNIT. We work closely with researchers from Swansea and other Universities, and the NHS across South West Wales and beyond. In partnership with these collaborators we run or have run nearly 40 trials valued at more than £20 million.  

STU offer methodological advice and support to clinical teams, both in designing new trials and in applying for grants. After successful applications we work within trial teams to develop, initiate, conduct, manage, analyse and report funded studies.

Thus we aim to improve the health of the people of Wales and beyond by enhancing the number, progress and quality of trials in health & social care, with particular reference to secondary and emergency care, notably in gastroenterology and mental health.

For more information on what Clinical Trials are and what Trials Units do.  Click here for a podcast from Prof Julia Brown, Director of the Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) Network outlining the function of CTUs