The CTC offices are currently closed for refurbishment. Access to trial TMFs and patient records will be limited during this period. We will still be able to receive post during this time, but there may be a small delay in responding to this. Our fax lines may also be subject to disruption. Where possible, please direct all correspondence via email to trial-specific email addresses. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Due to COVID-19 and current government guidance, UCL CTC staff continue to work remotely with limited access to the office. Please continue to email the trial specific mailbox with any urgent queries. For paper CRF trials, please continue to copy and scan CRFs to the trial inboxes (remove all patient identifiers except Trial Number and Initials) until further notice.

Education and training

Do you work in clinical trials and want to know more about cancer trials?

If so you may be interested in our courses which are aimed at those new to academic cancer clinical trials.

Our courses give an introduction to this field of research. Places are limited, and priority is given to applicants actively involved in academic clinical trials working in a UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) or for the NIHR Clinical Research Network in the NHS. For example, trial assistants, data managers, trial managers, statisticians, clinicians and research nurses. If you do not fit this category then you can ask to be put on the waiting list for any unfilled places and, if a place is available you will receive notification 2 weeks before the course.

  • Statisticians new to cancer trials should attend the annual Introduction to Cancer Clinical Trials for Statisticians Course.
  • Clinicians may benefit from two of the Trial and data management courses: Running a Trial from Concept to Completion and Trial Outcomes.
  • Experienced trialists wanting to become more effective trainers from any discipline (statistical, regulatory, trial management) may be interested in attending our Train the trainer course
All courses take place at the Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trial Centre.
Trial and data management courses and resources

Until further notice the trial and data management courses are not available for external participants

These courses are aimed at trial managers, data managers, trial assistants, research nurses and trial practitioners new to academic cancer clinical trials. These are introductory courses aimed at those wishing to expand their knowledge.

Available courses and Materials

There are currently no training courses available.

Training resources and materials

To register for one of the above courses please download the registration form () and email the completed form to

Statistician courses & resources

Available courses and Materials

Introduction to cancer clinical trials for statisticians - 1-5 November 2021
This course is held once a year and is run by experienced staff from several UKCRC registered Cancer Clinical Trial Units. It is an introductory course aimed at recent MSc statistics graduates or more experienced statisticians new to the field of cancer trials. 

The course outlines how cancer forms, is diagnosed, staged and treated. The course links this information to the main outcome measures reported on in cancer clinical trials. By attending this course participants will be better placed to produce cancer clinical trial reports for data-monitoring committees or publications. 

This course runs online over 5 mornings between the 1-5 November 2021. 
Andre Lopes & Giulia Pellizzari - Lead Facilitator
Start date:
Start time:
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The course fee is £155 for participants form non-profit organisations 

The course fee is £275 for participants from for-profit organisations 

Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis, up to a maximum of 20 people. 

The last day to register is the 24th October 2021

Please book and pay for your place by visiting the UCL Online Store
Course materials
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Draft agenda Nov 2021

Statistical Monitoring Programs for R

Below are the programs used in Application of methods for central statistical monitoring in clinical trials. Clinical trials, Volume 10 Issue 5 October 2013 pp. 769 - 792.

The links give the R code and a word document with instructions on how to run the program and interpret the output.

Program nameInstructionsR Code
Dates: Order Checking
Dates: Weekends and National Holidays
Digit Preference: Integers
Digit preference: Benford’s law and comparison with all other sites
Comparison of Means: Chernoff Faces and Star Plots
Checking adverse event rates
Correlation checks
Variance checks
Categorical variables
Web applications

This online application allows the user to design randomised phase 2 trials (with either 2 or 3 arms) using a margin of practical equivalence. This work was done by Dr. Hakim-Moulay Dehbi and will be published in a scientific journal in the near future.

To register for one of the above courses please download the registration form () and email the completed form to

Clinician courses and resources

Information on courses aimed at clinicians can be found here

For more information on partnering with a CTU

Train the trainer

Available courses and Materials

There are currently no training courses available.

Training resources and materials
no resources are available for this section right now

To register for one of the above courses please download the registration form () and email the completed form to

Other education and training

CTC staff also collaborate with the Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology (ICTM) courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and our statisticians run a number of UCL graduate skills courses aimed at researchers across UCL

There are currently no training courses available.

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