Trial Conduct Webinars 2017

The Trials Conduct Working Group host regular webinar talks on topics pertinent to their research. You can access recordings of previous websites through the links below.

Next webinar

17 October 2017 at 12:00

MRC Hubs for Trials Methodology Research – Trial Conduct Working Group webinar

Triggered or routine site monitoring visits for randomised controlled trials? Results of TEMPER, a prospective, matched-pair study

William Cragg, Research Associate in Trial Conduct Methodology, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL


Risk-based approaches are increasingly recommended in monitoring randomised controlled trials, but there is a lack of evidence to support best practice. The TEMPER study has evaluated one possible risk-based method, whereby sites are prioritised for monitoring visits based on central monitoring findings. In this webinar, we present the study results and discuss implications and possible future developments.


If you wish to attend this 30-40 minute lunchtime webinar you will first have to follow this link to pre-register. 


Recordings 2017

19 May 2017 'Why we should do recruitment and retention projections, and how to use them' Professor Shaun Treweek, Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

31 March 2017 Methods to manage the randomisation and treatment of patients 24/7 in a large multi-centre RCT. Dr Rachel Brierley, Senior Research Associate in Clinical Trials Management, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol

27 February 2017 'Recruiting 15,000 trial participants by mail' Dr Louise Bowman, Associate Professor, CTSU, University of Oxford

27 January 2017 'What are TwiCs and how are they being used?' Dr Clare Relton, Senior Research Fellow, School of Health & Related Research, University of Sheffield 

Recordings 2016

12 December 2016 ‘The ORRCA Database: Helping you access relevant recruitment research for clinical trials’ Anna Kearney, Researcher within the North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research, University of Liverpool

11 May 2016 'You have to keep your nerve on a DMC: Challenges for data monitoring committees in a neonatal intensive care trials' Dr Claire Snowdon, Lecturer at the Department of Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

11 February 2016 ‘Clinical trials safety and regulation: application of risk-based methodological approaches’. Christina Reith, Clinical Research Fellow, CTSU, University of Oxford

Older webinars



Webinar- about the Network

The HRB:Trials Methodology Research Network (Ireland) hosted a webinar by Professor Paula Williamson, Chair of the HTMR Network, on 14 December 2015. Find out more.

External webinars- HRB-TMRN

Our colleagues at the HRB-TMRN (Trials Methodology Research Network, Ireland) also host regular webinars. Full listings of upcoming webinars, and recordings of previous, can be found on their site.

Find out more about the Working Groups and their interests.