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The Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit (ORTU) is a Clinical Trials Unit which specialises in the design, delivery and administration of trials across the scope of Respiratory Medicine.

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Research Overview

 

We run national and international trials related to our own academic areas, as well as supporting trials led by other teams. Our scope of work includes clinical trials at all phases, including translational studies, phase II discovery studies and multicentre definitive randomised trials.

We partner with a broad range of academic funders (National Institute of Health Research, Medical Research Council, British Lung Foundation, National Cancer Research Institute, CRUK) and partners in industry. Key funding for ORTU is derived from the Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) and the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. 




Our team

  • Najib Rahman
    Najib Rahman

    Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Clinical Director of the Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit, Group Head / PI, Consultant Physician and Unit Director

  • John Stradling
    John Stradling

    Emeritus professor of Respiratory Medicine

  • Melissa Dobson
    Melissa Dobson

    Head of Operations

Selected publications