TRAMS places trial methodological research at the heart of clinical trials. Our aim is to build capacity in trial methodology for the improvement of clinical trial efficiency, with the ultimate goal of delivering better treatments and improving quality of life and health outcomes in patients. TRAMS maps directly to the CRF-UCC vision and the strategic goals of the College of Medicine and Health, UCC and the HRB.
Dr. Frances Shiely is the Director of TRAMS. If you wish to get involved in methodological research within your own discipline, contact Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org. Methodological research is feasible within all study types, not just clinical trials, e.g., cohort studies, case-control studies, and cross-sectional studies. Funders welcome methodological research embedded in larger research proposals. The purpose of methodological research is to improve our processes and hence make our research more efficient, leading to less research waste and better patient outcomes.