Collaboration and Innovation for Difficult or Complex Randomised Controlled Trials (ConDuCT)

ConDuCT staff

ConDuCT-II launches on 1st April 2014


We are delighted to announce that, after a successful first phase, the hub has secured further funding.


Building on the achievements of the initial hub, the aim of ConDuCT-II (Collaboration and innovation in Difficult and Complex randomised controlled Trials InInvasive procedures) is to develop a world class centre of excellence for high-quality, cutting-edge methodological research of relevance to pragmatic RCTs in general, but with a particular focus on the needs of RCTs in surgery.


ConDuCT-II will comprise of four themes: Prioritisation and design of trials for cost effectiveness analysis; Integrative and dynamic research methods to optimise recruitment to RCTs; Trial conduct and feasibility study design; Trial outcomes: selection, reporting and integration into decision-making.


Professor Jane Blazeby will continue as director, with Professor Will Hollingworth taking up the role of deputy director.


We look forward to continuing and expanding productive collaborations and exciting research over the next five years. Previous monthly updates »

Welcome to ConDuCT

ConDuCT is one of the eight MRC Hubs for Trials Methodology Research network established in 2008 to strengthen the methodological platform underpinning UK trials research.

Our aims

About ConDuCT

The first phase of ConDuCT is funded until 31 March 2014. The ConDuCT Hub consists of six research themes working together to strengthen trial methodology.

This page will provide monthly highlights on developments, activities and news about one of the ConDuCT research themes.

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ConDuCT Research Group
Social & Community Medicine
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