Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit
The University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham

Trauma and Orthopaedics


NCTU has been awarded funding from the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) to support the development of clinical trials in trauma and orthopaedics in the UK.  

Are you a registered member of the BOA and have an interest in trauma and orthopaedic research?


We would like to keep you informed about our activities in trauma and orthopaedic trials as they develop. 

To register your interest: click here to complete the online form

How we will support you:


  • Sandpit events to develop study ideas
  • Research co-production workshops (question development, networking) 
  • Orthopaedic Trials Research Day, preceding BOA annual congress
  • Registration of appropriate T&O trials with the NIHR Associate PI scheme
  • Patient and public involvement and engagement in T&O research


  • New in-person and virtual training events for T&O Associate PIs/PIs/new CIs
  • Funded places on other NCTU short courses, please see further information at Short Courses

If you already have some experience in T&O clinical trials, for example as a co- or chief investigator, and are looking to collaborate with an experienced CTU to plan a future study, we would love to hear from you.  Please see Working with NCTU.


Our events

Clinical Trials: Pathways to Research Funding

21st January 2022       9:00am - 16:30pm        Online

A free, online, half-day course from Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU), with optional bookable slots in the afternoon to discuss your research ideas with experienced clinical trials researchers.

Course delivery: 

  • Online; live presentations with Q&A; facilitated breakout sessions; optional bookable slots to discuss research ideas with experienced clinical trials researchers.

Course content: 

  • Defining your research question; different NIHR funding programmes; patient and public involvement; economic evaluation of interventions; working with a CTU. 


  • Assoc Prof Alexia Karantana, Prof Alan Montgomery, Assoc Prof Caroline Rick, Prof Ben Ollivere, Prof Marilyn James.


  • BOA members who are post-CCT or within one year of obtaining CCT
  • Prior research experience at level of postgraduate research degree or some experience of applying for research funding as co- or lead-investigator
  • Seeking to develop a clinical trial application to a major funder as a first-time chief investigator. 

To view our course flyer, please click here.

To apply for a place on this course please complete this form

Any further enquiries please get in touch with us via email:

Please keep visiting this page for regular updates on our programme of training and engagement events and our research. 



Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

General enquiries
Telephone: +44 (0)115 8231600