Faculty workshop: Statistical considerations when developing your research design

September 13, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This workshop covers statistical issues, especially techniques that reduce bias and enhance precision, relevant to the design of clinical trials. Examples focus on Phase 2-3 clinical trials.

It is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and is presented by Cathie Spino, Sc.D., research professor in biostatistics.

This two-hour workshop will begin with a lecture on the fundamentals, following by ample time for questions on issues relevant to the audience’s experience in trial design.

Following this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Design a Phase 2-3 clinical trial that translates study objectives and hypotheses into a study strategy that optimizes the ability to reach a scientific conclusion that is valid and precise.
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of parallel-group and crossover designs, blinding and randomization.
  • Apply techniques to minimize bias in the study design.
  • Review existing resources at U-M for statistical and clinical study design consulting.

Target audience: Physicians and other faculty who develop or contribute to clinical trials

Date: Friday, Sept. 20

Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. (Breakfast provided)

Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms, first floor

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development, and is open to faculty only. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at, fac.dev.registration@umich.edu or 734-764-2574. Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.

Website: https://faculty.medicine.umich.edu/workshops/statistical-considerations-when-developing-your-research-design

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