Clinical Research Related Courses
Part of a STAR Programme

This 2-day course is designed to help you with the understanding of the meaning, significance and importance of statistics in research. You will be able to understand the basics of statistics.

This 2-day course is designed for people that have little to no background in statistics. The course will focus briefly on types of study designs, followed by explaining the basic principles involved in analysing data (descriptively and drawing inference). First, basic statistical principles and statistical tests will be discussed and next those tests will be discussed in the context of clinical studies.

Course time
09h00 - 17h00
Who should attend

Anyone who is involved in clinical studies:  literature search, planning of clinical studies or writing papers

Programme highlights
  • Population versus sample
  • Experimental versus observational study
  • Variable types: categorical/continues
  • Descriptive statistics: graphical and numerical summary, measures for centre and spread
  • Hypothesis testing: type I and type II errors
  • Sample size calculations
  • Estimates and confidence intervals
  • Multiple hypothesis testing
  • Overview of statistical test with emphasis on the interpretation of the results
Learning Objectives
  • Have a solid background in basic statistical concepts that will help to critically read and understand the basic statistical content of scientific papers (focusing on clinical trials) with emphasis on interpretation of the results
  • Know the steps involved in the design of a study
  • Correctly report the results of a statistical analysis


This course covers competencies that are part of the ECCRT Competency Framework

  • Scientific Concepts & Research Design (3)
  • Ethical & Participants Safety Considerations (0)
  • Investigational Product Development and Regulation (0)
  • Clinical Studies Operations (GCPs or ISO 14155) (0)
  • Study and Site Management (0)
  • Data Management and Informatics (2)
  • Leadership and Professionalism (0)
  • Communication (0)
  • Teamwork (0)
  • Business acumen (0)

Be aware that attending one of ECCRT open course does not guarantee that the competency is acquired but only guarantees that the related knowledge has been trained 

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Bert Macken
March 2018
Eli Lilly

Professionalism and expert trainer.

Professionalism and expertise trainer