Welcome to CSUR Research and Consultancy.

CSUR is a specialist research agency assisting companies with the behavioural research required to obtain a marketing authorization through the Pre-Market Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) process.

CSUR is also expert in behavioural research to support applications for companies seeking to market new tobacco products with modified risk and/or modified exposure messaging through the MRTPA pathway.

Centre for Substance Use Research Ltd is a multi-disciplinary research agency providing behavioural science support to companies submitting applications for PMTA, MRTP and TPD approval.

What is PMTA?
In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through its Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), finalized a rule – referred to as the ‘Final Deeming Rule’ – that deemed all products meeting the statutory definition of “tobacco product” in section 70 201(rr) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 321(rr)) to be subject to chapter IX of the FD&C Act. This meant that in order for any new tobacco product to be authorized for marketing a Pre-Market Tobacco Application (PMTA) must be submitted to FDA. A PMTA must provide substantial scientific evidence to demonstrate a product is ‘appropriate for the protection of public health’ in order to be granted a marketing authorization.

The Centre for Substance Use Research (CSUR) is expert in the design, conduct and reporting of the behavioral studies advised by the FDA in demonstrating a products ‘appropriateness’ by assessing the risks and benefits of a product on the population as a whole and the risk perceptions and use intentions in relation to the product.

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What is MRTP?
In order to list a tobacco product as a “Modified Risk Tobacco Product” manufacturers/brands need to provide scientific evidence to substantiate their modified risk claims or modified exposure claims. CSUR is expert in the behavioural research in support of an MRTP application.


CSUR is proud to announce that we have been honoured with the prestigious title of Most Innovative Public Health Research Group for the year 2023 in the UK. We extend our gratitude to Acquisition International for this recognition.

And here is the Acquisition International winners’ directory listing: https://www.acquisition-international.com/winners/csures/

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Our Services

We offer a wide variety of services in order to allow you to reach your goals.

Areas of Research and expertise

Our Location

Centre for Substance Use Research Ltd,

4 Woodside Terrace


G3 7UY 

Get in Touch

Get in touch with us today and arrange an appointment to speak to our team.

CSUR meeting room

About Us

Since opening in 1994 CSUR has become one of the leading research centres providing behavioural science support to companies seeking regulatory approval for their ENDS products. CSUR is committed to undertaking rigorous, ethical, and impactful research to further the goal of reducing smoking related health harm

Dr Neil Mckeganey

Founding Director

Our Expertise

Conceptual Development

We can create fully comprehensive program designed to meet..

Creation of Research documentation

We develop all research documentation required to..

Obtaining IRB Approval

CSURES use its vast experience in the ethical review process…

Data Collection

CSUR use its experience in Data Collection using probabilistic…

Data Analysis

The research team within CSUR is experienced in both quantitative..

Presentation of Research Findings

CSUR staff have extensive experience in presenting…

Qualitative Analysis

Qualitative research expertise include familiarity working with structured…

Quantitative Analysis

The Quantitative research expertise within the centre…

Science Writing

Includes peer-review publication and confidentiality reporting…

Multimedia Events

We are involved in a large number a multimedia events around the world.

Marketing of Research findings

Includes infographic creation.

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