Interested in learning more about the complexities of designing and conducting embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs)? Now you can view and download the slide sets and handouts from the first NIH Collaboratory ePCT Training Workshop. Held on February 20-21, 2018, at Duke University, this pilot workshop offered training in the conduct of ePCTs to 27 mid- and senior-level investigators. Also present at the workshop were representatives from the NIH, NIH Collaboratory Demonstration Projects and Core Working Groups, and Coordinating Center staff. NIH Collaboratory subject matter experts used experiences from the program and chapters from the Living Textbook to develop workshop content.
The workshop comprised 10 topics across the 2 days and included hands-on exercises and case studies from the Demonstration Projects illustrating the particulars of designing and conducting ePCTs and providing resources for planning and overcoming challenges. Among the topics covered were Engaging All Stakeholders and Aligning with Healthcare System Partners, Design and Analytic Considerations, Pilot and Feasibility Testing, and Developing a Compelling Application. The NIH Collaboratory will be making additional training resources available to the public in the near future.
The training was funded as an NIH Roadmap Initiative 3U54AT007748-05S2.