Resources for clinical research

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support clinical research. Explore our full range via our website:

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Schulz K F.  Essential concepts in clinical research: randomised controlled trials and observational epidemiology.  2nd ed. 2019

Fregni F. Critical thinking in clinical research: applied theory and practice using case studies. 2018

Straus S E. Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM.  5th ed. 2019

Elwood M. Critical appraisal of epidemiological studies and clinical trials. 4th ed. 2017

Ray S. Oxford handbook of clinical and healthcare research. 2016



BMC Medical Research Methodology; London

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology


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Web and other resources

UK Clinical Research Collaboration

The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Partners’ goal is to establish the UK as a world leader in clinical research. The UKCRC provides a forum that enables all Partners to work together to transform the clinical research environment in the UK.

The forum promotes a strategic approach to the identification of opportunities and obstacles to clinical research and their resolution. In so doing the UKCRC aims to benefit the public and patients by improving national health and increasing national wealth.

Institute of Clinical Research

The Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) is probably the oldest independent membership-led professional body for global clinical researchers.

For over 40 years, The Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) has provided high quality training, networking and support to the clinical research community.

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex, provides the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS in our area, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments. They  help to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research and ensure that studies are carried out efficiently. They are hosted by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.