These guidance articles are peer reviewed and provided to give research teams high quality and trustworthy information on how to conduct a task or resolve an issue in the design, conduct or reporting of a clinical trial. Articles are accompanied by resources, such as a template or example documents. These are free for you to download and adapt for your study. Please acknowledge if you use these.

11th November 2016 • 0 comments

A recently published paper in PLOS Medicine has investigated how adverse event data from clinical trials are summarised and consequently reported in published papers.

30th August 2016 • 0 comments

The European Mobile Laboratory, EMLab, was the first EBOV diagnostics unit deployed to the outbreak epicentre by WHO in March 2014.

14th June 2016 • comment

Recent calls have been made for rapid and responsible sharing of research data in public health emergencies and outbreaks.

8th February 2016 • comment

In support of World Cancer Day on 4th of February 2016, EQUATOR are launching a quarterly email current awareness bulletin.

2nd February 2016 • comment

Trial design for evaluating novel treatments during an outbreak of an infectious disease

by John Whitehead, Piero Olliaro, Trudie Lang , Peter Horby

This article discusses the designs used for two such clinical trials which have recruited patients in Liberia and Sierra Leone. General principles are outlined for trial designs intended to be deployed quickly, adapt flexibly and provide results soon enough to influence the course of the current epidemic rather than just providing evidence for use should Ebola break out again. Lessons are drawn for the conduct of clinical research in future outbreaks of infectious diseases, where the sequence of events may or may not be similar to the West African Ebola epidemic.  The paper was published in Clinical Trials.

22nd January 2016 • comment

Research Nurse Jerome Ackeneck discusses what's involved in his role on a Cameroonian HIV Study

25th June 2015 • comment

Anders Björkman is Professor of Infectious Disease at the Karolinska Institute. In this video, Anders talks about how the efficacy of antimalarials is a major obstacle in the path towards full malaria elimination.

11th June 2015 • comment

Are you a research scientist working in Global Health? Or an institution looking for partners to run a clinical trial? Site Finder is for you.

5th June 2015 • comment

In this seminar from January 2014, Dr Jane Crawley talks about clinical standardisation in PERCH (Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health), a large case-control study of the causes of and risk factors for severe pneumonia.

3rd June 2015 • comment

Professor Bongani M Mayosi from the Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital & University of Cape Town describes the transofmation of the science cohort in South Africa.

14th May 2015 • comment

In celebration of Global Health Trials' fifth birthday (May 11th 2015) Professor Trudie Lang, Principal Investigator of the programme, talks to us about why Global Health Trials was started, why people should share their experience, and what the future holds.

8th May 2015 • comment

We repeated, 10 years apart, the retrospective treatment-outcome study on 400 children with presumed malaria in the same area (Argemone mexicana decoction).

20th February 2015 • comment
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19th November 2014 • comment

An introduction into and overview on the mathematics and practice of Bayesian (adaptive) clinical trials.

31st January 2014 • comment

Social science guidance from the ACT Consortium available for wider research community, including training materials, SOPs, template protoclos and other tools.

13th January 2014 • comment

A “reverse pharmacology” approach for developing an anti-malarial phytomedicine

by Merlin Willcox, Bertrand Graz, Jacques Falquet, Chiaka Diakité, Sergio Giani, Drissa Diallo

A new "improved traditional medicine" for malaria was developed in Mali, using an innovative approach. Instead of starting with classical laboratory research on plant phytochemistry and pharmacology, the authors first observed the clinical effectiveness of herbal remedies in current use. This approach enabled them to select what appeared to be the most effective remedy among 66 others.

27th August 2013 • comment

The authors present the story of building a succesful research laboratory in Cameroon, including how they managed building up the infrastructure, equipment maintenance, staff training.

10th July 2013 • comment