Statistics expertise for medical and healthcare research
We collaborate with researchers across the UK and the globe to conduct world-class medical and healthcare research, aiming to advance healthcare practice and policy. We are committed to improving the standard of medical research methodology through research on research and methods development. We champion transparent and complete reporting of health research through reporting guidelines and training provision.
20 years experience in medical statistics
80+ current trials
Team of medical statisticians, epidemiologists, methodologists and systematic review specialists
Home of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) and the UK EQUATOR Centre
Read about our programme of research and collaboration in the medical and healthcare research community.
CSM training opportunities
Join our regular training events and lectures on all aspects of the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of medical and healthcare research.
Meet the CSM team and get in touch if you would like to collaborate on research projects or clinical trials and studies.
UK EQUATOR Centre Publication School
UK EQUATOR Centre's Publication School is now online!
This course covers everything you need to plan for publication and write up your health-related research study. Experience four half-days of learning, with group work, discussion, and practical writing exercises to reinforce learning, all live online. The course is run twice a year, in March/April and October/November.
Latest CSM news
13 May 2022
A recent study of patient health records found that around 1 in 100 people with COVID-19 had a venal or arterial thrombosis, with rates higher still among males, and particularly for those hospitalised.
6 May 2022
NDORMS researchers are to study whether a pain management treatment using cognitive behavioural therapy will improve recovery for people who have had a major leg injury.
14 March 2022
A new collaboration between Oxford, Brazil and Pakistan has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The partnership will provide researchers with de-identified health data from two of the worlds global COVID-19 hotspots to increase understanding of COVID-19 in these communities and help accelerate the management of the disease.
11 February 2022
The European Medicines Agency has announced the establishment of the Data Analysis and Real World Interrogation Network (DARWIN EU®) to support better decision making on the development and effectiveness of medicines and vaccines.
Featured CSM publications
Transparent Reporting of a multivariable prediction model for Individual Prognosis Or Diagnosis (TRIPOD).
Collins GS. et al, (2015), Ann intern med, 162, 735 - 736
Prognostic models for identifying risk of poor outcome in people with acute ankle sprains: the SPRAINED development and external validation study.
Keene DJ. et al, (2018), Health technol assess, 22, 1 - 112
The effect of rheumatoid arthritis on patient-reported outcomes following knee and hip replacement: evidence from routinely collected data.
Burn E. et al, (2019), Rheumatology (oxford), 58, 1016 - 1024
Royal Statistical Society
We coordinate the Oxford chapter of the Royal Statistical Society. All those with an interest in statistics are welcome to join our events.
The DELTA2 project aimed to develop guidance for specifying the target difference (or effect size) in the sample size calculation for a randomised clinical trial (RCT). This guidance is aimed at researchers and funders of RCTs. It is hoped that the guidance will help improve the design of future RCTs.