Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events may be changed or cancelled.

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Trial methodology for global health trials

11 April 2022| 12:00-1300 BST | 
This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear about two global methodology studies: pilot implementation of a mobile text message-based solution for randomization in clinical trials presented by Mercy Chepkirui and evaluation of cultural competency in an African setting: Lessons learned for trial reporting standards presented by Lesley-Ann Erasmus.

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Trials methodology: a community approach

4 May 2022 | 13:00-14:00 BST| University of Liverpool
TMRP Methodology webinar - presented by Paula Williamson (University of Liverpool) on behalf of TMRP. Methods research ensures health research, practice and policy are built on the best evidence; and maximises benefits for patients and the public. The MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (HTMR), 2009-2019, and its successor, the MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership (TMRP), 2019-, improve health by improving how trials are planned, conducted, analysed and their findings shared. In this talk, Paula will discuss the impact of our methods research. She aims to demonstrate how networking and strengthening our community of practice has led to better, more impactful research, and increased education and knowledge exchange. Paula will discuss future plans and priorities for TMRP, and highlight the growing international network of trials methodologists.

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Remote methods of trial delivery for the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

11 May 2022 |  13:00 GMT | Health Research Board TMRN
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of clinical trial activity took place face to face. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a significant shift towards trial delivery without in person face to face contact or “Remote Trial Delivery”. The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) assembled a Remote Trial Delivery Working Group to consider challenges and enablers to this major change in clinical trial delivery and to provide a toolkit for researchers to support the transition to remote delivery. The toolkit comprises a website encompassing the key principles of Remote Trial Delivery, and a repository of best practice examples and questions to guide research teams. While born out of necessity, the use of remote trial delivery has opened new pathways for research. The development of RTD Guidance must run alongside and support the NIHRs agenda of inclusivity and flexibility within trial delivery, with the overall patient experience at the core.

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Trial by clickbait: using online advertising campaigns and social media for trial recruitment

8 June 2022 | 12:00 – 13:00 BST | University of Nottingham
Open to everyone interested in statistics and data science. TMRP Methodology webinar - presented by Rebecca Haydock (University of Nottingham) on behalf of the UKTMN. The DEVA trial is a non-inferiority RCT aiming to determine the best treatment for bacterial vaginosis. The trial uses a mixed model of in-person and remote recruitment methods, adopted in response to Covid-19, and the way in which sexual health services were delivered during the pandemic. Online advertising was adopted to ensure participants could continue to be recruited remotely, even when clinical visits weren’t possible. This session will explain the process and reality of online advertising campaigns, the use of different advertising platforms, and the things to consider before embarking on social media campaigns for trials in the future.

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ICTMC 2022 →

3rd-6th October 2022 | Harrogate, UK | The 6th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference 2022

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