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International Clinical Trials Day 2021

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.

Playing our part in the fight against COVID-19

Warwick Clinical Trials Unit is conducting two COVID clinical trials:

RECOVERY-RS aims to identify respiratory strategies for adults hospitalised with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and ultimately provide a better understanding of the most effective treatment interventions.

REGAIN aims to examine an exercise program for people who are still struggling months after being ill with COVID-19

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.


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