Developing a urological trials capacity - TUF Trials

Starting in 2019, TUF has engaged in a review of its mission and consulted with some urologists along the way.  This inevitably involved a review of our research strategy and, consequently, of our research programmes.  We want to provide opportunities that can encourage all urologists to engage with research, to democratise the process and ensure that we also reach those areas beyond the major research institutions.

One major development from the research strategy discussion was the decision to proceed with a ‘TUF Trials’ programme.  This does not involve TUF wholly funding major clinical trials or creating its own trials unit.  Rather TUF will seek applications from existing CTUs.  The successful unit would receive TUF funding to pump prime a urology trials unit, which would be expected to provide multi-disciplinary support to develop study protocols and grant applications in urology.  The TUF funding is designed to support the costs of employment and expenses.

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