3rd Trial Methodology Symposium

Transparency in Trials

The HSE are holding a Symposium called HRB-TMRN Symposium.  It will take place in The Radisson Blu St Helens Hotel Dublin on Friday October 20th.  The theme for this years Symposium will be Transparency in Trials.  The HRB-TMRN welcomes expressions of interest from members of the public who wish to attend. This event is approved for 6 CPD credits.

Students are €50 and general admission is €100.  A limited number of free places will be offered to those interested. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or call 091 494493) for further details. 

HRB-TMRN stands for Health Research Board - Trials Methodology Research Network

One of the speakers that the HRB are delighted to announce is Ben Goldacre who is a renowned best-selling author whose work focuses on the uses and misuses of science and statistics by journalists, politicians, drug companies and quacks (see below).

Please register now as places are limited. 

Ben Goldacre is a doctor, best-selling author, academic and campaigner. His work focuses on uses and misuses of science and statistics by journalists, politicians, drug companies and quacks. His book Bad Science reached no.1 in the UK non-fiction charts and has sold over half a million copies worldwide. He has published extensively in all major newspapers and various academic journals, and appears regularly on radio and TV from Newsnight to QI. He has written government papers and reports on evidence based policy, founded a successful global campaign for research transparency, and currently works as an academic in the University of Oxford, where he runs the EBMdataLab building live data tools to make science and medicine better, like OpenPrescribing and OpenTrials. His blog is at and he is @bengoldacre on twitter.

These events feature, among other presenters,

  1. Dr Trish Groves, Director of academic outreach and advocacy for BMJ, Editor-in-Chief BMJ Open, and honorary deputy editor of The BMJ
  2. Dr Ben Goldacre, Best-selling author, broadcaster, campaigner, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking the misuse of science and statistics by journalist, politicians, quacks, drug companies and more.
  3. Dr Síle Lane, Head of international campaigns and policy, Sense About Science
  4. Dr Teresa Maguire, Principal Officer, Research & Development, Health Analytics Division, Department of Health
  5. Dr Richard Morey, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

Schedule for the 3rd Trial Methodology Symposium - Transparency in Trials


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