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International Clinical Trials Day 2022

Our vision is to lead world class clinical trials which transform the lives of patients


International Clinical Trials Day is Celebrated Annually on 20 May

The day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 who investigated the causes of scurvy on board the HMS Salisbury.

There has never been a better time to celebrate clinical trials in light of all the incredible work that has been produced globally to address the pandemic.

What Has Warwick CTU Accomplished Since #ICTD2021

START:REACTS adaptive trial stops early with an important clinical finding. It found that a novel surgical device, the InSpace balloon should not be recommended for patients with rotator cuff tears which cannot be repaired. To find out more, visit START:REACTS and Lancet

PROSPER trial discovers that structured exercise programmes commenced within days or weeks of surgery for breast cancer can improve shoulder movement and reduce complications. To find out more visit Warwick News and BMJ

RECOVERY-RS trial finds continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces need for invasive ventilation in hospitalised COVID-19 patients. To find out more see RECOVERY-RS, BBC News; and JAMA

Be Part of Research

We support NIHR’s Be Part of Research campaign which aims to raise awareness of clinical trials as well as encourage patients, carers and the public to get involved in research.

Why not take part in NIHR’s TrialBlazers campaign which celebrates the community of research volunteers. The campaign takes place from Monday 16 May to Sunday 29 May 2022


Please visit our CTU Twitter account where we will be showcasing our work throughout International Clinical Trials week.