The Global Health Trials Methodology Research Agenda: A Priority Setting Exerciseby The Editorial Team
The following invitation to take part in trials methodology research comes from the Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (HTMR) which was established by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) to improve the quality of clinical trials.
Professor Mike English explains how KEMRI-Wellcome are ''working with government to generate patient level data from a network of Kenyan hospitals as a platform for research'.
Evaluating Clinical Trial Designs for Investigational Treatments of Ebola Virus Diseaseby The Editorial Team
This article published in PLOS Medicine on April 14th, 2015 discusses how best to test Ebola treatment.
Systematic reviews on selected nutrition interventions: descriptive assessment of conduct and methodological challengesby Rehana A Salam
Rigorous and transparent systematic reviews are recognized internationally as a credible source for evidence of effectiveness. However, in the field of nutrition, despite attempts at developing consensus on actions and interventions to reduce undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, there is lack of coordination among various groups. Each of these methodological choices influences the findings of the reviews, and lack of standardization across these domains increases the complexity for users of systematic reviews in interpreting results. There is a need to develop a consensus on methodologies for nutrition reviews, criteria for assessing the evidence and possibly facilitating development and collation of the evidence in the subject area.