How would you like to attend the 5th International Trials Methodology Conference in Brighton, UK 6th to 9th October 2019?

To celebrate the collaboration between The Global Health Network and the new MRC/NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership, the Global Health Methodology Research Member Hub is excited to announce a competition inviting staff working in trials in low and middle-income countries to propose a methodology research study with a chance to win a funded attendance to this upcoming conference.

This competition is open to anyone working in a clinical trial role including; investigator, trial coordinator, statistician, data manager, research nurse, pharmacist and trial laboratory scientist.

The winner would have the unique opportunity to meet other researchers and discuss the current issues within trials and trials methodology. The event will showcase the very latest in trials methodology research and offer plenty of valuable opportunities for networking. The Conference will also mark 10 years since the Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research began in 2009.

So what is research methodology and why is it important? That and more is included the competition guide below.  Download this guide to learn more about Methodology Research 


To enter the competition write a 500-1000 word summary of your methodology research study proposal including the following:

  • Rationale
  • Method
  • Proposed impact
  • Brief budget
  • Timelines

Also, tell us in 200 – 300 words why you want to attend the conference and how it would benefit you and your research facility.

You will need to submit your proposal and your statement using the link below:


More information about data privacy can be found here.

If you have any problems accessing the link to enter the competition, please contact us on this email:

*Entry into the competition confirms that you agree with the terms and conditions specified below

**You can refer to the competition guide above to support your entry, good luck!!


1st Prize: Fully funded attendance to the 5th International Trials Methodology Conference, including travel and accommodation.

DEADLINE: Midnight (GMT+1) 31st July 2019



1. To enter this competition you must fulfil these requirements:

• Work in a clinical trial role (for example, as an investigator, trial coordinator, statistician, data manager, research nurse, pharmacist, trial laboratory scientist, etc.)

• Currently be working in a low or low-middle income country as defined by the World Bank.

• Be a member of The Global Health Network (if you’re not already, just sign up now – it’s free – at

• Be eligible for a UK visa

2. The prize winner will win: return flights (economy) to England from their destination for one person; cost of obtaining a visa, transfers to and from UK airport to Brighton; bed and breakfast accommodation in Brighton; conference and conference dinner fees; living expenses of £25 per day for four days. Flights, accommodation, transfers will be booked and paid for direct by the Global Health Network and cash for living expenses will be provided on arrival. Please note that per-diem rates will not be paid.

3. Only one entry per individual

4. All applications will be judged by The Global Health Network. A short list will be taken forward to a judging panel of senior researchers and the winners will be announced in mid/end-August 2019.

5. The entry must be your own work. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they correctly reference, credit and acknowledge any contributors/others’ materials.

6. The winner agrees to write a piece of reflection (300-500 words) about how the conference has impacted on their professional practice to be published at The Global Health Network.

7. The Global Health Network may use all material submitted to the competition in future research and for sharing/embedding on The Global Health Network.

8. The winner of the competition will be responsible for obtaining a business visa for travel to the UK. The Global Health Network can send a letter of invitation but will take no further part in obtaining the visa. If the winner is refused a visa, the prize will be forfeited.

9. No cash alternative is available for competition winners.

10. Judges panel decision is final.

11. The best entries will be placed online on The Global Health Network, and the winning entry will be displayed at the ICTMC Conference. To view more information about the meeting, see



Medical Research Council (MRC)

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)


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