Introduction to Randomised Controlled Trials

To provide an introduction to the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of a randomised controlled trial (RCT)
Course objectives * To explain why RCTs are needed * To introduce the principles of RCT design, including basic trial design (including sample size calculations and statistical analyses) * To review the practical implications of running a trial * To give an overview of how to report and critique an RCT

Date: 27 January 2016

Venue: Botnar Research Centre, room G38/G54

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

Registration: Send your name, contact details, current position, and a brief statement of why you want to attend to Jennifer de Beyer ( to reserve your place

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

Course organiser: Prof Jonathan Cook