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Webinar Trial Forge – Using and producing trial process evidence and how to design more efficient end-of-life trials.

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We are happy to invite you for the third webinar of the webinar series on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Research – Methodological Development & Innovation. 

Topic: Trial Forge – Using and producing trial process evidence and how to design more efficient end-of-life trials.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Shaun Treweek.  

Date and time: Thursday 30 September 2021, 16h00 – 17h00 (CET). 

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Please find here the flyer for the webinar and the webinar series: pdf file20210909ZRL Webinars_sept21.pdf (581 KB) and feel free to promote the webinar within your networks. 

Best wishes, 


Prof. Lieve Van den Block 

Prof. Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen

Charlèss Dupont

Fien Van Sint Jan

Kim de Nooijer


Randomised trial are important but not always efficient. Although trials are central to evidence-based healthcare systems, the international evidence trial teams could use to support their trial design and conduct decisions is thin to non-existent. Trial design is not itself an evidence-based process.
This talk will outline what Trial Forge ( is doing to improve the evidence-base for trial process decision-making, especially around recruitment, diversity, retention and data collection.
It will also suggest how any trial, including palliative care and end-oflife trials, can be made more efficient.

Shaun Treweek (UK) is a health services researcher interested in efficient trial design, particularly around recruitment and retention and the effective presentation of research evidence. He also helped
to develop PRECIS-2, a tool to match trial design decisions to the information needs of those intended to use the results. He leads an initiative called Trial Forge ( that aims to be more systematic about how we identify, generate and use research evidence in making trial design, conduct, analysis and reporting decisions. In 2019 Trial Forge won the international CochraneREWARD Prize for outstanding work in reducing waste in research. Finally, Shaun is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal Trials.