UCL Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology


Conduct of Platform Trials

Next Course: TBC
Timings: 10:00 - 16:30 (UK time)
Location: via Zoom

Course Hosts:  Sharon Love, Matt Sydes, Annabelle South, Francesca Schiavone, Lindsey Masters

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In conducting a platform trial, the following questions often arise.

  • Would several databases or one be more efficient?
  • Should the trial have one protocol or a modular protocol?
  • How should a new comparison be opened whilst the trial is running?
  • A comparison is closing, should this be communicated to all participants?

This course will discuss these and other major issues in running a platform trial.

The Conduct of Platform Trials provides comprehensive coverage of how to conduct a platform trial from set-up to reporting, particularly focussing on the aspects that are different or more difficult compared to a more typical two arm randomised controlled trial.

The course is a mixture of didactic sessions and activity-based sessions and is targeted towards trial managers, data managers and those writing databases, particularly those with experience of typical two arm randomised controlled trials. It would also be useful for Chief investigators and statisticians interested in the operational aspects of conducting a platform trial.

After this course, attendees will be aware of and have the learning to address the extra major issues to consider when setting up and conducting a platform trial.

For those external to ICTM, fees are based on the attendees's organisation as follows:

  • £200 Lower Middle Income Countries (LMIC)
  • £260 for attendees from UCL, Students, Alumni
  • £345 External (not-for-profit / for-profit organisations)

This course is free for staff from Units within ICTM (CRUK-CTC, CCTU, MRC CTU at UCL and PRIMENT) although places are limited and will be awarded to those who the course presenters believe will benefit most from the course. 

If you have any questions about the course, please email ictm.cpd@ucl.ac.uk