About the Network

Clinical trials are studies conducted in patients to evaluate the potential benefits (and risks) that new treatments could offer. They provide the 'gold standard’ evidence base for informing and improving future patient care.

The Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (HTMR) were established by the MRC to create a UK-wide regionally distributed research resource to improve the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of clinical trials.

The Hubs have a variety of methodological expertise and close links with clinical trials units and other methodological groups in universities, industry and relevant professional bodies and organisations. The Hubs were networked together to enhance their individual activities, strengthen the methodological research further, and aid dissemination and education relating to good methods in clinical trials. To read more about the Network, click HERE.

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