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Bias in clinical trials

  Created on Monday, 07 Oct 2019. Posted in Guidance

If you are aware of a significant potential for bias when designing a study, to address an important question to the NHS, then name it. Demonstrate in your application that you recognise the bias and come up with ideas on how to tackle it! The funding committee will otherwise identify it and it will be seen as a fault that has been overlooked and confidence in your team will be lost.

When answering a commissioned brief look out for the phrase 'applicants to define', it's a recognition that bias if a strong possibility and provides applicants with the opportunity to demonstrate creatinve solutions to address it.

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