ECTU is an academic clinical trials unit supporting the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian.

Established in 2006 (by the current Clinical Director, Professor Stuart Ralston), ECTU acts as a centre-point for the clinical trial activity undertaken across the University and NHS Lothian, and works to enable the establishment and continuance of infrastructure to ensure the good conduct and compliance of clinical studies.
ECTU is able to offer assistance with the design and planning of clinical trials (in collaboration with the Clinical Trials Methodology Hub), and will support and manage the conduct of trials adopted into its portfolio. ECTU received full registration with UKCRC in 2007.
If you would like ECTU assistance with your study please complete the outline proposal form and submit it to ECTU@ed.ac.uk


Senior staff
Clinical Director
Operations Director
Director Methodology Hub
Deputy Director Methodology Hub
Associate Director (Statistics)
Trial Team Manager (Operational)
Trial Team Manager (Clinical)
IT Systems Manager