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Welcome to NWORTH Clinical Trials Unit

NWORTH, The Bangor Trials Unit is a UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) fully registered Clinical Trials Unit (UKCRC CTU Registration Number 23 since 2007) which specialises in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of Phase II and III clinical trials. The unit is part of the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research (BIHMR) and sits in the School of Healthcare Sciences within the College of Health & Behavioural Sciences (CoHABS).

The CTU is core funded by Health and Care Research Wales (formally known as NISCHR), and our mission is to improve the health and well being of the people of Wales and beyond by evaluating complex interventions in health (and social care) and also to advance the theory and practice of randomised control trials and other rigorous designs for evaluation. NWORTH also provides a Research Design and Conduct Service to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)  and Powys Teaching Health Board as part of the Health and Care Research Wales Clinical Research Centre and Research Infrastructure and Technical Support Group.

We comprise of a multi-disciplinary and multi-functional team with experience and expertise in healthcare research and clinical studies from initial idea generation through to final publication and dissemination. The unit collaborates with a broad cross-section of healthcare professionals and clinical academics to conduct and promote randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and other high quality research in health and social care.


Aims and Objectives

The unit's core aim is to improve the health and well being of the people of Wales and beyond by evaluating complex interventions in health and social care.

Our primary objectives are to:

  • Enhance the number, quality and progress of pragmatic randomised trials and other rigorous evaluation studies
  • Develop, manage, support, analyse and report trials throughout the UK and beyond
  • Develop expertise and teamwork which is recognised both nationally and internationally
  • Enhance the collaborative working within research and development networks and health care industry across Wales and beyond


To access support or advice via the Research Design and Conduct Service, please contact:


phone: 01248 388095

To make an enquiry for Trials Unit collaboration on a study, please fill out our Collaboration Request Form: Collaboration Request form


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