A one-day course introducing the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of randomised controlled trials, organised by Prof Jonathan Cook, Prof Gary Collins and Dr Sally Hopewell


To provide an introduction to the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of a randomised controlled trial (RCT)

Learning objectives

  • To explain why RCTs are needed
  • To introduce the principles of RCT design including basic trial design, sample size calculations and statistical analyses
  • To review the practical implications of running a trial
  • To give an overview on how to report and critique an RCT

Target audience

University of Oxford DPhil students, researchers and other staff members working in trial related-roles (e.g. trial co-ordinators) seeking an introduction to RCTs


Send your name, contact details, current position, and a brief description of why you want to attend to Jennifer de Beyer (jennifer.de-beyer@csm.ox.ac.uk) to reserve your place. Registration closes 13 January 2016.


Free, but places are limited. Reserve your place early to avoid disappointment

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