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
Date: 27 January 2016, 9:15 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2016)
Venue: Botnar Research Centre, Headington OX3 7LD
Venue Details: Room G38/G54
Speaker: Professor Jonathan Cook (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)
Organiser: Jo Silva (NDORMS)
Organiser contact email address:
Part of: NDORMS Events
Booking required?: Required
Booking email:
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Samuel Burnell