Multi-centre trials provide key evidence underpinning healthcare practice. However, they invariably take a lot of hard work and expense to complete, with some of this work and expense being devoted to sites that under-recruit. Developing practical methods to identify sites that will recruit to target would be helpful.
ESP2 aims to evaluate a guided site performance prediction tool for trial managers. The tool was developed during the initial ESP study using practical experience from trial managers. Trial managers were asked to identify reasons why sites might fail to recruit to target in randomised and non-randomised intervention trials.
ESP identified 8 'red flags' and we have used these to develop a site performance prediction tool. We hope that using this tool will improve the accuracy of trial managers’ predictions about site recruitment performance, but this needs evaluation. It is this evaluation that ESP2 will conduct.
To evaluate the tool, we need trial managers to make 1000 site performance predictions (will the site recruit to target yes or no?). We invite trial managers working in anywhere in the world to register and start making predictions!
The UKTMN is delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Aberdeen and Trial Forge on this project.
This webinar will be presented by Shaun Treweek and Hanne Bruhn from the University of Aberdeen, and will give an overall summary of the study, with an emphasis on why this work is important and what we hope to achieve.
In the meantime, if you would like to take part or find more information about the study, please visit: https://w3.abdn.ac.uk/hsru/ESP2/Public/Public/index.cshtml
Please note, you need to register for this event in order to receive and email invitation to join the session. We recommend that you view the webinar in a group with your colleagues, if you can, due to a limitation on the number of registrations.
You will need access to the web and sound facilities in order to view this webinar.
A recording of the webinar will be made available after the event. All our members will be notified by email as soon as this is available.
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