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Improving the Statistical Aspects of Grant Proposals for Clinical Trials

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2016

Time: 1pm - 4.30pm

Location: 207 Bouverie Street - B103 (Theatre 1), Parkville

Course details

Presented by:

Prof John Carlin & A/Prof Susan Donath
Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Children's Research Institute &
University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics

A/Prof Julie Anne Simpson & Research Fellow Sabine Braat
Melbourne Clinical and Translational Sciences Platform &
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The purpose of this half-day workshop is to give chief investigators/researchers advice on how to improve the statistical aspects of grant proposals for clinical trials. Key statistical topics that need to be addressed in the grant (i.e. defining the research question, statistical analysis, sample size) will be covered including examples from successful grant applications and experience from recent grant review rounds.  Guidance on the role of a statistician in the clinical trial grant application will also be provided.

After the course participants will be given an opportunity to submit a 1-page overview of their project proposal in order to receive feedback & suggestions around appropriate statistical support for their project.

This course is jointly hosted by the Melbourne Clinical and Translational Sciences research platform (MCATS, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne), the Biostatistics Unit (Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health), and the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital).

Course outline

  • Role of statistics in successful clinical trials
  • Key statistical components in grant proposals including examples
    • Defining the research question
    • Statistical analysis
    • Sample size / power
  • Role and functions of the statistician in the development of a grant proposal
  • Overview of clinical trial statisticians affiliated with the University of Melbourne

After the course participants will be given an opportunity to submit a 1-page overview of their project proposal in order to receive feedback & suggestions around appropriate statistical support for their project.

Target Audience
Those preparing (or planning to prepare) grant proposals that involve a clinical trial. These proposals may be considered for next years' National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grants round or other funding bodies. 

Costs

Application procedure

  • Applications for courses can be filled out online via ECART.
  • Applications close Friday 11th of November.

For participants registering close to the course date, please be informed that we may not be able to cater to extra requests or specific dietary requirements.

Further Enquiries

Please contact us for further information:

Melbourne Clinical and Translational Science Platform (MCATS) contact details
The University of Melbourne
L2 West, Medical building (181) Grattan Street
Victoria, 3010, Australia
Tel: +61 383443802
Email: mcats-info@unimelb.edu.au