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A Practical Introduction to Running Randomised Clinical Trials


This 4 day course will improve your knowledge and skills in the design, practical conduct, management and analysis of randomised clinical trials (RCTs). Through a combination of talks and workshop activities, you will be guided through the principles, methodology and practical implementation of RCTs.


  • Evaluate key components of clinical trials (e.g. trial recruitment, randomisation, blinding, data quality)
  • Appreciate the value and role of research governance when applied to clinical trials
  • Practical experience of protocol development
  • Enhance critical appraisal skills of published trials
  • Develop data management and analysis skills
  • Appreciate the role of health economics and qualitative research in clinical trials

Closer to the time of the event you will receive information regarding how to join this online course. 


Attendee CategoryCost   
Academic/NHS (non-commercial)£499.00[Read More]
Industry (commercial)£599.00[Read More]
Keele Student and Keele University staff£399.00[Read More]
CAT Group Keele IAU

Evidence into Practice using Critically Appraised Topic Methodology


Evidence into Practice using Critically Appraised Topic Methodology

This session will help clinicians, managers and commissioners translate best evidence into practice. Experienced facilitators will take you through the process of identifying areas of concern for your team and refine a clinical question from this discussion. Experienced librarians will then identify key sources of evidence. The session will include how to critically appraise literature. The day will conclude with a summary of our findings and how to influence change in services.

This session is suitable for clinical and non-clinical staff. There will be small facilitated group work during the day.

This is a virtual course - a link to join will be sent to all delegates nearer to the course date.

Friday 11th November 2022, 9am – 5pm

The cost of the full day session is £75.00 per delegate

For queries, please contact Nicki Evans on [email protected]

Attendee CategoryCost   
Delegate£75.00[Read More]
IPD Course

Introduction to Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis Projects - 2022


Book now for a 2-day online workshop

Title: individual participant data meta-analysis projects: a practical introduction

Dates: Thursday 13th October & Friday 14th October 2022


This 2-day workshop will use a combination of talks, interactive activities, external speakers, and ‘meet the expert sessions’ to improve your knowledge and skills in the design and practical delivery of IPD meta-analysis projects. It will cover the steps involved and help you decide whether an IPD meta-analysis project is likely to be worth the investment. Whilst examples will focus on clinical trials, the course will also be relevant for other types of IPD meta-analysis projects.


Dr Brooke Levis, Dr Melanie Holden, Prof Richard Riley, Dr Joie Ensor, Prof Danielle van der Windt, and Dr Miriam Hattle


Cancellations/Amendments after 9th October are non-refundable and amendments will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please notify the course organisers of any amendments or cancellations after 9th via [email protected]

In the event that the course is cancelled by the organisers, or if for any reason or any factor outside the control of the organisers the course cannot take place, the liability of the organisers shall be limited to the refund of the course costs. The organisers shall not be liable for any other attendee or booker loss, cost or expense, however caused, incurred or arising.

Target audience:

This workshop is intended for a broad audience, including: healthcare researchers; statisticians and non-statisticians; study managers and data managers; funders; journal editors; and clinicians or other staff involved in the funding, delivery, appraisal, and/or interpretation of IPD meta-analyses in healthcare.

Attendee CategoryCost   
Private Sector£499.00[Read More]
Public Sector£399.00[Read More]
Students£299.00[Read More]

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