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Trial Adoption Process

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The LCTU is a UKCRC accredited trials unit, with expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of high quality multicentre early and late phase clinical trials.

The LCTU works in close collaboration with investigators on all aspects of trial design and management.


LCTU Divisions/Collaborations Director
Cancer Research UK Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit Prof. Paula Ghaneh
Liverpool Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (LECMC) Prof. Dan Palmer
North West Surgical Trials Centre (NWSTC) Prof. Nigel Bundred
NIHR/Non Cancer Prof. John Wilding
Collaborate/Governance support:University of Liverpool GCP Laboratories Prof. William Greenhalf


Grant Applications Sponsorship Costings
Protocol Writing Ethics and Regulatory Submissions Database development and CRF Design
Contracts Site Selection and Set-up Monitoring,/td>
Data Management Information systems support Oversight Committee Organisation and report writing
Statistical Analysis and Methodology Publications, Site Closure and Archiving Translational sub studies




The LCTU needs to know 2-3 months in advance of any forthcoming grant applications that they wish the LCTU to be involved with.



Trial Adoption Proforma


Click Here to download the Trial Adoption Form.  Please save the form to a folder on your computer before you complete it, this will allow the information in the form to be saved. 

If you complete the form online, you will not be able to save the information that is entered.

Note that Adobe Reader is required to complete the form.

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Once completed, please save the PDF and return it to the LCTU via one of the following email addresses. You must also include a short CV and a current GCP certificate.


Trial Adoption Meeting Dates


Anyone wishing to have a trial adopted by LCTU must attend (or send a representative) the next committee meeting to present and discuss their trial

Date Time
Monday 14th January 2019 14:00 – 15:30
Monday 11th February 2019 14:00 – 15:30
Monday 11th March 2019 14:00 – 15:30
Monday 8th April 2019 15:30 - 17:00
Monday 13th May 2019 14:00 – 15:30
Monday 10th June 2019 14:00 – 15:30
Monday 8th July 2019 14:00 – 15:30
Monday 12th August 2019 14:00 – 15:30
Monday 9th September 2019 14:00 – 15:30
Monday 14th October 2019 14:00 – 15:30
Monday 11th November 2019 14:00 – 15:30
Monday 9th December 2019 14:00 – 15:30


Trial Adoption Committee Members


  • CHAIR: Professor Paula Ghaneh, LCTU Director
  • Professor Daniel Palmer, LECMC Director
  • Professor John Wilding, Director NIHR/Non Cancer Division
  • Professor William Greenhalf, GCP Lab Director
  • Dr Richard Jackson, Director of Statistics
  • Miss Eftychia Psarelli, Senior Statistician
  • Ms Ruth Stafferton, CRUK Senior Research Nurse
  • Dr Seema Chauhan, LCTU Operational Director
  • Mrs Charlotte Rawcliffe, LECMC Operational Director
  • Mrs Stacey Carruthers, LCTU Senior Trials Manager
  • Mr Tony Coffey, NWSTC Senior Coordinator
  • Mrs Rebecca Tangney, Lead Pharmacist in Clinical Trials, Aintree University Hospital
  • Dr Rui Duarte, Health Economist
  • Mrs Laura Marsh, Senior Information Systems Developer
  • Mrs Liz Fuller (Lay member), Chair LCTU PPI Committee