Trial Forge: working together to make trials more efficient

This is a free seminar. To book a place, please email: Professor Shaun Treweek, Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Aberdeen will give a seminar on a new initiative called Trial Forge ( that aims to be more systematic about how we generate and use research evidence in making trial design, conduct, analysis and reporting decisions. Shaun is a health services researcher and is active in the field of efficient trial design, particularly pragmatic trial design, improved recruitment interventions for trials, the design and pre-trial testing of complex interventions and the effective presentation of research evidence. He is, or has been, involved in a range of trials, including an EC FP7 trial of treatments for a rare neuromuscular condition, a trial of a lifestyle intervention for women after pregnancy, a lifestyle change trial run through football clubs and the Scottish Premier League, a trial of abdominal massage for MS patients and a lung cancer screening trial. Finally, he coordinates DECIDE, a 5-year, EC-funded project that aims to improve the way guideline information is communicated to health professionals, patients and the public, policymakers and others.
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