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Just announced! – Introduction to Clinical Trials – Study Day 17th April

Registration for the HRB-TMRN’s next Study Day is now open. The Introduction to Clinical Trials 1-day event will take place on the 17th April in NUI Galway in conjunction with the Clinical Research Facility Galway. This event will see speakers discuss key areas essential to understanding the planning, conduct, delivery and reporting of clinical trials in Ireland. A sample of the topics will include; Sources of bias in randomised trials, Methods of randomisation, Sample size calculations in randomised trials, Core outcomes within trials, Common statistical pitfalls and how to avoid them, Economic evaluation alongside trials.

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Cochrane comes to Dublin

This April (23rd & 24th) will see the Convention Centre in Dublin host the Cochrane UK & Ireland Symposium 2015. The theme of 2015 Symposium is ‘advocating for evidence’, taken from Cochrane’s Strategy to 2020 (Goal 3): “To make Cochrane the home of evidence to inform health decision making, build greater recognition of our work,

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ICTRN soon open for business

The Irish Clinical Trials Research Network – ICTRN, has recently received approval for funding from the Health Research Board and Enterprise Ireland for the development of a national integrated clinical research network of the Clinical Research Facilities/Centres (CRF/C’s) in Ireland.  ICTRN plans on being operational from Q2 2015 and its aims are: To enhance Ireland’s

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