Apr
17
Webinar: Studies Within A Trial (SWATs): how they can help to make trial process decisions more evidence-based
Webinar, Australia

Speaker: Shaun Treweek

This is a webinar on SWATs for the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance.  It will start at 08.00 UK time, or 17.00 Sydney time.

Text from the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance is below, or see http://www.clinicaltrialsalliance.org.au/events-forums/studies-within-a-trial-swats/

Studies Within A Trial (SWATs): how they can help to make trial process decisions more evidence-based  

ACTA are delighted to be joined by our international guest presenter Professor Shaun Treweek at the new time of 5-6pm AEST for this special webinar.

We are all aware that randomised trials are a central component of all evidence-informed health care systems and the evidence coming from them helps to support health care users, health professionals and others to make more informed decisions about treatment.

The evidence available to trialists to support decisions on design, conduct and reporting of randomised trials is, however, sparse.

One way to fill gaps in evidence is to run Studies Within A Trial, or SWATs. This webinar provides a brief definition of SWATs, an explanation of why they are important and some practical ‘top tips’ that come from existing experience of doing SWATs.

We hope the guidance will be useful to trialists, methodologists, funders, approvals agencies and others in making clear what a SWAT is, as well as what is involved in doing one.

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