Planning and reporting pilot and feasibility studies

Date: 24 September 2018
Location: David Weatherall Building, Keele University, ST5 5BG
Cost: £120 if you register before 30 June 2018, £150 thereafter
Tutors: Professor Gillian Lancaster (Keele University), Professor Sandra Eldridge and Claire Chan (Queen Mary University of London), Professor Christine Bond (University of Aberdeen), Professor Mike Campbell (University of Sheffield), Dr Sally Hopewell (University of Oxford)

This is a one-day workshop for anyone (health professionals, clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, PhD Students, NIHR Fellows etc) interested in planning or reporting a pilot or feasibility study.

The workshop is made up of lectures from a core team of experts, alongside group and discussion work and is based on the work of the Pilot and Feasibility Studies (PAFS) collaboration.

The PAFS collaboration is an international research group working on the reporting and conduct of pilot and feasibility studies. In 2016 the group published a framework for defining pilot and feasibility studies and the CONSORT extension to pilot and feasibility trials.

The workshop aims to:

  • Introduce participants to an overarching conceptual framework of defining pilot and feasibility studies conducted in preparation for a randomised controlled trial of effectiveness
  • Present the CONSORT reporting guidelines for pilot randomised trials, particularly focusing on where this differs from the main CONSORT Statement
  • Give participants hands-on experience of using CONSORT extension to both plan and assess the reporting of a trial
  • Discuss participants' own examples of pilot and feasibility trials to exemplify good practice in reporting, design, and conduct

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