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Public engagement describes the ways in which the activity and benefits of Clinical Research can be shared with the public. At the HRB Clinical Research Facility staff play an active role in raising awareness of research, sharing knowledge or engaging and creating a dialogue with the public.

Recent examples of where information and knowledge about research was provided and disseminated by the HRB CRF-C staff is listed below:

 

  • CRCI conference celebrating International Clinical Trials Day 2018 on Thursday 10thMay 2018

  • 16th March 2018 – Dr. Darren Dahly Principal Statistician for the HRB Clinical Research Facility in Cork, and Kay Curtin, Patient advocate with Melanoma Support Ireland, Ireland, presented at the Melanoma Patient Network Europe Annual Conference – “It’s ok, nobody else here knows what a p-value is either” and “Those pesky little details- spikey Kaplan Meier curves? Why not to trust the curve tail?”

 

  • 26th May 2017 – Dr. Darren Dahly Principal Statistician for the HRB Clinical Research Facility in Cork, and a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods at UCC hosted a Statistics for Citizen Scientists event titled: ‘Why do we randomize? Location: Western Gateway BuildingG05, UCC
  • 13th October 2017 – Dr. Darren Dahly Principal Statistician for the HRB Clinical Research Facility in Cork, presented at the annual conference of the European Society For Medical Oncology – Introduction to statistics for patient advocates : Statistics relevant to understanding clinical trial results (e.g. p-Values, confidence intervals, hazard ratio; endpoints; intent-to-treat populations, censoring; effects of cross-overs; different plots) Click here for details