Year Published: 2013

Time to Complete: 45 minutes

Course Type: Self-paced Online

Instructor: Thomas Concannon, PhD; Harry Selker, MD, MSPH

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: Researchers

Prerequisite: None

Skills Domain: Communication and Teamwork

What is a pragmatic trial, and what methodological challenges should you consider?

This lecture presents the results of a 1-year learning network to recommend research infrastructure improvements that could be used to launch and sustain pragmatic clinical trials in the U.S. Recommendations are designed to lead toward a sustained national infrastructure for pragmatic trials and they address five target areas: developing a pragmatic trial data network, enhancing community engagement, addressing regulatory challenges, advancing information technology, and developing research methods.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe key factors that distinguish pragmatic trials from explanatory trials
  • Define three dimensions that can be used to assess the impact of stakeholder engagement on pragmatic trials
  • Explain informatics challenges associated with the design and conduct of pragmatic trials
  • List common methodological challenges associated with the conduct and analysis of pragmatic trials
  • Identify methods to improve the dissemination and implementation of pragmatic trial findings.

Available courses

Date Location Type Price
2023 Course: Open January 1 through December 31 Online Self-paced course This Course is Free