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Oral Clinical Research Unit

Oral Clinical Research Unit (OCRU)

High-quality clinical research delivery

The King's College London Dental Institute Oral Clinical Research Unit (OCRU) supports the delivery of quality clinical research, which is high-impact but in line with current regulations and legislation. The OCRU acts as a central reference point to both researchers and external collaborators. It supports studies in its state-of-the-art clinical and laboratory services, which together, provide world leading clinical studies that are supported from concept to the promotion of best clinical practice.  

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Seamless clinical research

The team's extensive research experience allows them to support a broad scope of studies from commercial and non-commercial, national and international, industry and grant funded studies.  

The OCRU offers an in-house grant write-up service, drawn from the methodological and practical trials expertise within the expert network within King's Health Partners.

The OCRU offers peace of mind to external stakeholders that trials will be conducted in a timely and cost-effective manner. The unit will retain an overview of the studies progression to ensure that reports are submitted promptly, budgets are upheld and agreed recruitment targets are met. 

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Testimonial

francis-hughes"I write the protocol, but the OCRU give steer. Once the study started, I didn't have to be as hands-on, yet still had complete management while still doing my normal job. I've never had a study run so smoothly! Traditionally, deadlines are always missed, when conducting a study. With OCRU, we finished in record time and the company was highly impressed with the delivery of results." 

Francis Hughes,
Professor of Periodontology, Honorary Consultant

 

Research hub with in-house solutions 

  • Acts as a central reference point to both researchers and external collaborators 

  • Extensive research experience and is able to provide advice to researchers, enabling them to participate in a wide variety of high-quality clinical studies.

  • Assists with direct support for the whole life of each study from initial feasibility review through setup and recruitment to closure and safe archiving of documentation.

  • Undertakes national and international studies, which are supported by a wide range of funding streams, including industry, as well as grant-funded studies, such as NIHR supported research.   

Offering dedicated support from start to end

  • Peace of mind to external stakeholders that trials will be conducted in a timely and cost-effective manner 

  • Assistance in the initial stages with the feasibility and contract negotiation process, but will retain an overview of the studies progression to ensure that reports are submitted promptly, budgets are upheld and agreed recruitment targets are met 

  • Dedicated members of the team, who are available for general advice, as well as practical support to enable the successful completion of studies.

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