News from the CSM, EQUATOR Network, and our collaborators
20 April 2018
Preserving livers at body temperature may improve transplant outcomes and increase viable donor liver numbers, thereby lowering waiting list mortality rates, reports a paper published online this week in Nature.
5 March 2018
CSM statisticians published their experiences in overcoming the challenges of using adaptive designs for early phase clinical trials. These trial designs are more likely to find the right answer than traditional designs.
15 January 2018
CSM collaborator Sean O’Cathail took CEDAR, an adaptive phase I trial in rectal cancer, to a Europe-wide protocol development workshop in June 2017, where it tied for most innovative protocol.
4 January 2018
The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit celebrates five years of running and supporting excellent clinical trials that benefit patients and improve healthcare.
7 August 2017
Usama Ali, medical statistician at CSM, won best presentation at the RSS Young Statisticians meeting for his work preventing falls in hospitals.
30 June 2017
UK statisticians and trialists reach out to the clinical trial community in an awareness-raising paper published this week as a first step in changing practice. They promote the use of adaptive designs in early-phase clinical trials to improve trial efficiency, which will benefit patients.
24 May 2017
We take great pride in announcing that the EQUATOR Network has won the Council for Science Editors’ 2017 Award for Meritorious Achievement.
19 May 2017
International Clinical Trials Day helps to raise awareness of clinical trials and recognises everyone involved in and affected by trials – researchers, clinicians, statisticians, patient participants, funders and the wider public. Here at NDORMS, the Centre for Statistics in Medicine celebrated how statistics underpin every element of a trial and how we all work together to make a difference in patients’ lives.
8 July 2016
Twenty researchers and clinicians joined the UK EQUATOR Centre for a week-long journey to create well-reported, clear research with an impact beyond academia.
28 June 2016
Raising the bar in terms of research excellence - the best studies analysing public health data will soon get better.
31 May 2016
Sir Andrew Dilnot of the UK Statistics Authority drew gasps and laughs as he exposed internal and media biases with public policy statistics at the Oxford local chapter of the Royal Statistical Society, emphasising the crucial role of statisticians and social scientists in public policy.
5 May 2016
Research on ethics, reporting and evaluation of research found a home this week, as BioMed Central launched the new Research Integrity and Peer Review Journal. CSM’s Iveta Simera is one of the founding editors-in-chief.
15 April 2016
Trials Journal showcases a new study by NDORMS researchers showing that fall injury prevention trials fail to use a core outcome set.
13 April 2016
CSM is proud to announce that two of our junior statisticians, Corran Roberts and Pradeep Virdee, were recognised during this year’s Award for Excellence exercise
15 March 2016
Diagnostic and prognostic research now has a home, as a new BioMed Central journal opens under the leadership of CSM’s Deputy Co-director and statistician Gary Collins.