Friday, 19 May 2017

International Clinical Trials Day

James Lind (1716-1794), by Sir George Chalmers


Friday May 19th is International Clinical Trials Day.

The NIHR is holding events under the heading "I am Research", to increase public awareness of research.

We compiled a set of webpages for the Hope Clinical Trials Facility, based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, and the pages include links to information about trials registries, participating in trials, and procedures and reporting guidelines.

Have a browse, on this International Clinical Trials Day.

Why this day?   According to the Association of Clinical Research Professionals site, May 20th 1747 is when James Lind began what was probably the first RCT, investigating scurvy.

The James Lind Library contains material illustrating the development of "fair tests of treatments", and can be browsed by topic.   It has information about Lind's trial here.



Portrait of Lind from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lind#/media/File:James_Lind_by_Chalmers.jpg

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