Studies Within A Trial (SWAT)

Contact: Joanne Walsh Crowley

Director of Operations & Clinical Trials

In addition to supporting patient-focused researchers in their efforts to obtain funding, the HRB CRF-UCC also aims to conduct important methodological research by incorporating Studies Within a Trial (SWATs) as appropriate.

SWATs should address an independent methodology research question on the design, conduct, analysis, reporting or dissemination of trials for which there is current uncertainty. If an investigator wishes to incorporate a SWAT into their research, the HRB CRF-UCC staff assist in proving the details regarding the type of analysis to be undertaken, the rationale of the design proposed, the personnel who will conduct, power calculations, inclusion/exclusion criteria and costings as appropriate.

Please contact Joanne Walsh Crowley (HRB CRF-UCC Interim Director)


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