U-TRIAL (Utrecht TRial Innovation ALliance)

U-TRIAL (Utrecht TRial Innovation ALliance)

U-TRIAL is the knowledge and expertise center that focuses on strengthening the clinical trial ecosystem within UMC Utrecht. By driving quality improvements, accelerating innovations and increasing cooperation with both internal and external stakeholders, U-TRIAL helps bring clinical trial research to a new standard. Whether you’re a researcher, Contract Research Organization (CRO), pharmaceutical company, medical devices company or a diagnostics company – U-TRIAL is your partner for excellent clinical research.

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U-TRIAL is deeply rooted in the six Strategic Research Programs of the UMC Utrecht. By working with U-TRIAL, you will have the opportunity to benefit from the strong research culture with the UMC Utrecht, especially focused on clinical trials. These opportunities include:

I. Access to excellent UMC Utrecht clinical research

We connect interested parties to established Principal Investigators (PIs) and young research talent who are experts in their field across our six strategic research programs (Brain, Infection & Immunity, Circulatory Health, Cancer, Child Health, and Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells). Each strategic research program is represented within U-TRIAL via a Trial & Innovation Lead (TIL).

II. Access to well-characterized patient populations

We facilitate access to vast, well-defined patient populations. In 2023, UMC Utrecht cared for 235.433 unique patients. We also have an extensive collection of clinical data as well as a vast collection of unique biological specimens, contained in a biobank.

III. Increased cooperation

We initiate and maintain close relationships with Contract Research Organizations (CROs), pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

IV. U-TASK Phase 1 Unit

Collaboration between U-TRIAL and TASK: a singular Phase 1 unit for all UMC Utrecht strategic medical research programs. Currently fully operational, unique in the Netherlands. Read more about this ground-breaking innovation here.

V. High-quality trials

At present, some 300 trials are in progress at the UMC Utrecht. U-TRIAL plays and has played a key role in the acquisition, start up and execution of a large portion of these trials.

VI. Access to networks

We coordinate multiple regional, national and international medical investigator networks, enhancing both initiation and efficient performance of clinical trials.

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