Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit
The University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham

 Introduction to Statistics for Clinical Trial Managers



East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ





This one day course is specifically designed for clinical trial managers with little or no previous statistical training.  The course introduces the different types of data which can be collected in a clinical trial, simple methods of summarising and presenting these, common statistical tests, pointers for calculating the number of participants needed in a clinical trial, and discussions on how results can be interpreted.  Mathematical forumlae are kept to a minimum.

Who is the course intended for?
The course is designed for clinical trial maangers who would like an understanding of basic concepts of statistics applied to clinical trials.


Course objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • describe the various types of data and how they are summarised using appropriate displays, tabulations and summaries
  • interpret confidence intervals and p-values
  • recognise and describe some methods of comparing continuous, categorical, and time-to-event outcomes between treatment groups
  • identify the information required to perform a basic sample size calculation
  • describe and interpret simple analyses


Course tutors
All sessions on the course will be led by experienced medical statisticians from Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit.


The cost for this one day course is £140


What does the course include?

Course materials will be provided in delegate packs.

Light refreshments will be provided in the morning before the course begins and for morning and afternoon breaks.  A buffet lunch will also be provided.


Terms and conditions

In the event that you need to cancel your booking we ask that you give as much notice as possible.  Participants cancelling more than two weeks before the start of the course will be eligible for a full refund, after that time you will be charged the full course fee.  In the unlikely event that the short course has to be cancelled, our liability is limited to the course fees only.  We recommend that delegates have adequate cover to reclaim any travel or accommodation expenses.  If you need to cancel, please email your request to

For further information please contact or call us on 0115 8231600





Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

General enquiries
Telephone: +44 (0)115 8231600