The Clinical Trial Center is part of the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Neuroscience of the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. Our aim is to run successful academic research projects which result in improvements of patient care, more understanding of the biological basis of psychiatric disorders, but preferably a combination of both: in our most substantial undertaking so far, a treatment algorithm for patients suffering from first episode psychosis was tested, next to building prediction models for remission based on extensive demographic and clinical data combined with biological markers.
The CTC has successfully managed academic clinical trials and non-intervention studies in the field of psychiatry, specializing in (early in disease) psychosis. Our projects are conducted within a unique international network of scientific experts located in psychiatric specialty clinics and academic centers across Europe and Israel. Funding for our studies is provided by the European Commission, international charity funds and unrestricted grants from pharmaceutical companies.
The CTC has good track records regarding patient recruitment and meeting study timelines. For most projects we run, the CTC takes on all clinical trial management responsibilities: from writing the protocol and Standard Operation Procedures, designing randomization modules and the eCRF, centralized and on-site monitoring, safety reporting up until writing publications in international peer-reviewed journals (please refer to ‘Publications’).
Clinical Trial Center