The International Federation of Dermatology Clinical Trials Networks
University of Nottingham

Collaborative projects

There are two situations in which international collaboration in conducting clinical trials could be very productive:

Very rare but important skin diseases:

For instance,toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). The only way of randomizing 200+ patients with TEN in a reasonable time frame is to conduct an international study. 

To conduct clinical trials much faster: 

Even recruiting people with common skin conditions such as atopic eczema can take around 2 years. 

By recruiting in several countries, recruitment could occur much more quickly - cutting down on the overall cost of the trial. Such costs have to be balanced by the increased costs associated with opening trials sites across different regulatory bodies.


Get involved

  • If you are interested in getting involved in any of the projects in development, please email us to discuss further.  


telephone: (0)115 846 8621
fax: (0)115 846 8618

Email: IFDCTN@nottingham.ac.uk