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News from the CSM, EQUATOR Network, and our collaborators

CSM study protocol tied for winning position at ECCO workshop

CSM study protocol tied for winning position at ECCO workshop

Adaptive trial designs Awards Research

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.

Showcasing five years of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit

Showcasing five years of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit

Research

The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit celebrates five years of running and supporting excellent clinical trials that benefit patients and improve healthcare.

Medical statistician wins best presentation at RSS Young Statisticians Meeting

Medical statistician wins best presentation at RSS Young Statisticians Meeting

Awards

Usama Ali, medical statistician at CSM, won best presentation at the RSS Young Statisticians meeting for his work preventing falls in hospitals.

Supporting patient safety through best-practice trial design

Supporting patient safety through best-practice trial design

Adaptive trial designs Publication Research

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.

EQUATOR Network honoured by the Council of Science Editors

EQUATOR Network honoured by the Council of Science Editors

Awards EQUATOR

We take great pride in announcing that the EQUATOR Network has won the Council for Science Editors’ 2017 Award for Meritorious Achievement.

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day 2017

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day 2017

General

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.

CSM, past and future

CSM, past and future

General

Celebrating 20 years of excellence with Doug Altman and welcoming the future

NIHR Fellowships for CSM and NDORMS

NIHR Fellowships for CSM and NDORMS

Awards NDORMS

CSM congratulates medical statistician Stephen Gerry on being awarded one of this year's NIHR Doctoral Fellowships, one of three successful NDORMS applications.

Recognition of Distinction 2016

Recognition of Distinction 2016

Awards General NDORMS

We are delighted to announce that two CSM staff have been recognised in this year's Recognition of Distinction Awards made by the University of Oxford.

Taking research to the next level with EQUATOR Publication School

Taking research to the next level with EQUATOR Publication School

EQUATOR

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.

Global experts adopt new guidelines for health data analysis

Global experts adopt new guidelines for health data analysis

EQUATOR Publication Research

Raising the bar in terms of research excellence - the best studies analysing public health data will soon get better.

Public policy needs a solid base of impartially reported, well-contextualised statistics

Public policy needs a solid base of impartially reported, well-contextualised statistics

Royal Statistical Society

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.

Research Integrity and Peer Review Journal launches this week

Research Integrity and Peer Review Journal launches this week

EQUATOR General

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.

NDORMS researchers shine a spotlight on the quality of fall prevention research

NDORMS researchers shine a spotlight on the quality of fall prevention research

Publication

Trials Journal showcases a new study by NDORMS researchers showing that fall injury prevention trials fail to use a core outcome set.

CSM junior statisticians recognised for excellence

CSM junior statisticians recognised for excellence

Awards

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

CSM statistician helps launch Diagnostic and Prognostic Research journal

CSM statistician helps launch Diagnostic and Prognostic Research journal

General

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.

Research reporting tools now in Portuguese

Research reporting tools now in Portuguese

EQUATOR

A collaboration between PAHO and the EQUATOR Network creates tools in Portuguese to promote excellence in research reporting.

Offering carers of people with dementia easily accessible support

Offering carers of people with dementia easily accessible support

Research

The UK’s largest research trial of support for carers of people with dementia, supported by CSM statisticians, has now launched nationally.

No study left behind: Reporting guidelines ensure all cancer research publications are usable

No study left behind: Reporting guidelines ensure all cancer research publications are usable

Research

To mark World Cancer Day this week, the EQUATOR Network’s Oncology Project, funded by Cancer Research UK, launches a new current awareness bulletin to help cancer researchers avoid research waste and report their work well.

SCALOP-2 trial: Investigating chemotherapy and radiotherapy in localised pancreatic cancer to improve outcomes

SCALOP-2 trial: Investigating chemotherapy and radiotherapy in localised pancreatic cancer to improve outcomes

Research

In commemoration of World Cancer Day on 4 February 2016, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new Cancer Research UK-funded pancreatic cancer trial supported by CSM statisticians.

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