Welcome to the Society for Clinical Trials

A Message from 2017-2018 SCT President, Theodore G. Karrison, PhD

2017-2018 SCT President, Theodore G. Karrison, PhD

Hello! I am privileged to serve as your President and to welcome both new and old members to the Society. The Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) is a scientific, educational, and charitable organization whose mission is to work internationally to advance human health through advocating the use of clinical trials, leading the development and dissemination of optimal methods and practices in clinical trials, and educating and developing clinical trial professionals. We accomplish this mission through our annual scientific meeting, which includes invited and contributed sessions, poster presentations, and educational short courses and workshops; our highly regarded journal Clinical Trials; our ongoing webinar series; and our many outreach activities. The Society is currently in its 39th year and our members come from academia, industry, government and non-profit research and advocacy groups. We are a multidisciplinary society consisting of clinical investigators, biostatisticians, project managers, IT specialists, clinical research associates and other specialists engaged in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials. We are a truly international organization, as evidenced by our 2017 annual meeting, which was co-sponsored by the MRC Hubs Network and held in Liverpool, England. We also sponsor the SCT-QSPI (Quantitative Sciences in the Pharmaceutical Industry) workshop, which is held biannually in the Washington, DC area. This workshop brings together statisticians and other specialists from industry, the U.S. FDA, and academia.



Primary care physicians’ attitudes and beliefs about cancer clinical trials

Development of a practical approach to expert elicitation for randomised controlled trials with missing health outcomes: Application to the IMPROVE trial

Evidence of bias in randomized clinical trials of hepatitis C interferon therapies

Commentary on Tinè et al.

Group sequential designs for stepped-wedge cluster randomised trials

A web application for evaluating Phase I methods using a non-parametric optimal benchmark

The impact of data errors on the outcome of randomized clinical trials

Design of the HPTN 065 (TLC-Plus) study: A study to evaluate the feasibility of an enhanced test, link-to-care, plus treat approach for HIV prevention in the United States

Re-randomization tests for unplanned changes in clinical trials

Experiences of establishing an academic early phase clinical trials unit

Commentary on Mason et al.


Recommendations for data monitoring committees from the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative

Structure to utilize interventionists’ implementation experiences of a family-based behavioral weight management program to enhance the dissemination of the standardized intervention: The TODAY study

Mobile access to virtual randomization for investigator-initiated trials

Inadequacy of ethical conduct and reporting of stepped wedge cluster randomized trials: Results from a systematic review

Increasing response rates to follow-up questionnaires in health intervention research: Randomized controlled trial of a gift card prize incentive

Treatment of missing data in follow-up studies of randomised controlled trials: A systematic review of the literature

Adaptive designs: The Swiss Army knife among clinical trial designs?

Citation of prior research has increased in introduction and discussion sections with time: A survey of clinical trials in physiotherapy

Adaptive designs from a Data Safety Monitoring Board perspective: Some controversies and some case studies

A simulation study of outcome adaptive randomization in multi-arm clinical trials

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