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Building capacity for evidence informed trial management

Edited by: Dr Roberta Littleford and Prof Shaun Treweek

Trials invites you to submit to our new thematic series, ‘Building capacity for evidence informed trial management’.

The Editors will consider articles that report on what is currently known about effective trial management processes, how confident we are in that information and what we should all be doing to make trial management more evidence-informed and more widely discussed in the literature. 

We encourage articles on any topic relevant to trial management, including articles describing current knowledge of effective trial management, empirical evaluations of different approaches to management and decision-making, how and if trial management should affect trial design and what we can learn from other management disciplines.  Commentaries and opinion pieces are welcome, especially those looking explicitly to the future and how to make trial management more evidence-informed. All articles should make explicit and clear the relevance to trial management and how the results or opinions in the article should be used to improve trial management in the future.

Manuscripts should be formatted according to our submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. In the submission system please make sure the correct collection title is chosen from the additional information tab. Please also indicate clearly in the covering letter that the manuscript is to be considered in the ‘Building capacity for evidence informed trial management’ series.

The deadline for submissions to this thematic series is 30 September 2018. Manuscripts submitted after this date will still be considered in the main body of the journal.

For further information, please use the contact us email on the journal website.

  1. Content type: Review

    Trials in rare diseases have many challenges, among which are the need to set up multiple sites in different countries to achieve recruitment targets and the divergent landscape of clinical trial regulations i...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Crow, Kimberly A. Hart, Michael P. McDermott, Rabi Tawil, William B. Martens, Barbara E. Herr, Elaine McColl, Jennifer Wilkinson, Janbernd Kirschner, Wendy M. King, Michele Eagle, Mary W. Brown, Deborah Hirtz, Hanns Lochmuller, Volker Straub, Emma Ciafaloni…

    Citation: Trials 2018 19:291

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  2. Content type: Research

    The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) Network aims to support high-quality, efficient and sustainable clinical trials research in the UK. To better understand t...

    Authors: Lelia Duley, Alexa Gillman, Marian Duggan, Stephanie Belson, Jill Knox, Alison McDonald, Charlotte Rawcliffe, Joanne Simon, Tim Sprosen, Jude Watson and Wendy Wood

    Citation: Trials 2018 19:15

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