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Clinical Trial Design And Methodology

Contact: Professor Joe Eustace

Director HRB Clinical Research Facility, UCC

The Clinical Research Facility at UCC provides an advisory and consultation service for Industry collaborators (typically SME’s) and Clinical Investigators who wish to carry out patient focused research.

The HRB CRF-C can provide guidance on questions relating to study design and conduct. The HRB CRF-C is dedicated to the promotion of clinical trials as a method of evaluation of preventive and therapeutic approaches to health problems. The goal of this consulting service is to provide intellectual and methodological input into clinical research studies being developed by clinical investigators affiliated with UCC and by our industry partners.

Areas covered by the HRB CRF-C clinical trial design and methodology consulting service include:

  • Help in identifying appropriate study design, which is not restricted to clinical (randomized) trials
  • Input into protocol development, including eligibility criteria, definition of interventions, randomization, outcome measurement, stopping rules, etc.
  • Statistical methods related to study design questions, statistical analysis plan, data analysis, etc.

Please contact Prof Joe Eustace, Clinical Director.

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