Welcome to the Society for Clinical Trials

A Message from 2015-2016 SCT President, Wendy Parulekar, MD




2015-2016 SCT President, Wendy Parulekar, MD

Welcome to the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) an international and multidisciplinary society of individuals who share a passion and commitment to advancing the methodology and conduct of clinical trials. The function of the Society as a forum to discuss and debate the role of clinical trials in the research enterprise has never been more important as we are faced with the challenges of designing efficient trials to address the most compelling clinical questions in a research environment characterized by limited resources and information overload. Implicit in the mandate of designing efficient trials is the need to demonstrate the value or usefulness of randomized clinical trials to the consumers of this research. It is not enough to state that randomized clinical trials represent the highest level of evidence to guide decision making - we need to demonstrate that this type of research matters. Your membership in the SCT provides an excellent opportunity to voice your opinions on these issues and others. read more »

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A cluster randomized controlled trial comparing relative effectiveness of two licensed influenza vaccines in US nursing homes: Design and rationale

Recruitment strategies at the Iowa site for parent/infant pairs in a longitudinal dental caries study

Commentary on Sertkaya et al. and Larson et al.

Lessons learned: Infrastructure development and financial management for large, publicly funded, international trials

Key cost drivers of pharmaceutical clinical trials in the United States

Remarks on designs enriching for placebo non-responders

Avoiding bias and incorrect confidence interval coverage in prescription drug labeling

Sample size under the additive hazards model

Identifying treatment effect heterogeneity in clinical trials using subpopulations of events: STEPP

Feasibility and clinical impact of sharing patient-reported symptom toxicities and performance status with clinical investigators during a phase 2 cancer treatment trial

Benefits and barriers to participating in longitudinal research of youth-onset type 2 diabetes: Results from the TODAY retention survey

Architecture design of a generic centralized adjudication module integrated in a web-based clinical trial management system

Should consent forms used in clinical trials be translated into the local dialects? A survey among past participants in rural Ghana

Recruiting community health centers into pragmatic research: Findings from STOP CRC

Fallacies of last observation carried forward analyses

A comparison of confidence interval methods for the intraclass correlation coefficient in community-based cluster randomization trials with a binary outcome

Recruiting and retaining young adults in a weight gain prevention trial: Lessons learned from the CHOICES study

Risks of phase I research with healthy participants: A systematic review

Alignment of site versus adjudication committee-based diagnosis with patient outcomes: Insights from the Providing Rapid Out of Hospital Acute Cardiovascular Treatment 3 trial

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