Canterbury Urology Research Trust is a charitable trust established by a group of urologists in 1997. CURT is a dedicated research centre based in Christchurch, New Zealand conducting national and international clinical Urology trials in conjunction with Urologists nationwide. We have access to a population of 560,000 locally in Canterbury, and 4.3 million around New Zealand.

The aim of the trust is to improve the care of urological patients primarily through research but also by assisting with professional development for nurses. Grants are available for attending seminars and conferences, and our annual Urology Interest Group day.

There are six urologists who are involved in clinical research as principal or co-investigators.

We have the ability to rapidly recruit either through our databases or advertising and have exceeded predicted numbers in most trials.

We have vast experience in multicentre ethics applications, which ensures a timely and efficient submission process.

The following companies have audited us with no significant audit related issues: Abbott, GlaxoSmithKline, Pharmacia, Quintiles, and Yamanouchi.

We are located on a private hospital site and have access to Nuclear medicine, laboratory, radiology and cardiology facilities.

We take pride in providing excellent quality research staff and facilities.