Clinical Trial Excellence Campaign

The Clinical Trial Excellence Campaign (CTEC) aims to scale tried and tested operational improvements to the clinical trial activation process.


Clinical trials are foundational to discovery and treatment development in human research. To start or “activate” a clinical trial at UCSF requires strong collaboration across multiple stakeholders and application of best practices.


Units within the Office of Research have been working behind the scenes to identify these best practices to optimize clinical trial activation. We now know what operational changes can make your research journeys easier and more effective and are making it a priority to introduce these optimizations to more study teams. 


Campaign Goals 

While this campaign will be an ongoing and iterative process, the initial goals are as follows:

  • To shorten activation times and improve the overall activation process
  • To improve communication and transparency on the activation process 
  • To develop a culture of shared responsibility between operational units, study teams, and external stakeholders 
Visit the CTO site to learn more about the Campaign and how you can receive support from the CTEC team