Dr. Smalls accepted to the 2018 Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials

According to the NIH Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials website (https://obssr.od.nih.gov/training/training-institutes/institute-on-randomized-clinical-trials/) this training will provide thorough grounding in the conduct of randomized clinical trials to researchers interested in developing competence in the planning, design, and execution of randomized clinical trials involving behavioral interventions. The curriculum will enable participants to:

  • Describe the principles underlying the conduct of unbiased clinical trials.
  • Identify the unique challenges posed by behavioral randomized clinical trials (RCTs).
  • Evaluate RCT designs in terms of their appropriateness to scientific and clinical goals.
  • Select appropriate strategies for enrollment, randomization, and retention of participants.
  • Understand methods for monitoring, coordinating, and conducting RCTs.
  • Develop strategies for appropriate statistical analyses of RCT data.
  • Evaluate the quality of behavioral RCTs and interpret their results.
  • Design an RCT as part of a working group on a specific topic.