A new podcast series which explores the management and delivery of innovative design trials during the COVID-19 pandemic has been launched by the Health Research Authority and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
There will be a weekly podcast on Soundcloud - presented by experienced research professionals from across the research environment.
The podcasts are aimed at anyone with an interest in designing, delivering or reviewing innovation in trial design and study delivery.
The series builds on an earlier series last summer which explored complex innovative design trials.
- The innovation in delivery of research studies during the COVID pandemic: Emma Lowe, Department of Health and Social Care
- Running a wholly virtual trial during the COVID-19 pandemic: Yan Yiannakou Clinical Director of the NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre – Newcastle
- Challenges and advice for complex innovative design trials, and how COVID-19 has impacted on the MHRAs approach: Dr Kirsty Wydenbach deputy unit manager and senior medical assessor at the clinical trials unit in the MHRA
- The role of digital technology, such as sensors and wearables, in clinical trials: Dr Camille Carroll Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Neurologist Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health), NSL for Neurology NIHR CRN
- The CATALYST trial: Accelerating drug development for COVID-19: Professor Pam Kearns, Director of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, University of Birmingham
- The AGILE initiative and the advantages and challenges of Platform Trials: Professor Thomas Jaki - Professor of Statistics at Lancaster University and Programme Leader at the MRC Biostatistics Unit at the University of Cambridge