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Published on Jul 14, 2016

Professor Sallie Lamb, Co-Director of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit at the University of Oxford, talks about the history of clinical trials, and explains important concepts such as randomisation, masking and minimisation of bias. Professor Lamb describes how trials have progressed the management of nearly all medical conditions, and what challenges remain. She discusses the range of ethical dilemmas raised by clinical trials, and the difficulties of operationalising large experiments involving many hundreds and sometimes thousands of people.

From the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Youtube channel