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Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)

Centre for Clinical Trials and Methodology

We are a multidisciplinary group of researchers and educators focused on research and training that ultimately makes a difference to the lives of individuals and the public.

Mike and SallyCentre Lead: Reverend Professor Sandra Eldridge

Research includes pragmatic trials and other clinical evaluative research, methodological exploration and innovation to improve such research. Staff also undertake methodological and applied research in cluster randomised trials and stepped wedge designs, pilot and feasibility studies, trials using cohorts and routine health data, and best practice in the design, analysis and reporting of trials medical statistics, health economics and policy.

The Centre hosts the Pragmatic Clinical Trials UnitAsthma UK Centre for Applied Research Methodology Platform and the east London arm of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service

Staff also collaborate in:

We have particular expertise in cluster randomised trials and stepped wedge designs and pilot studies: