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.
>25 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.
Patient and public involvement
Are you a patient, carer, or member of the public interested in getting involved with research? Our research on research quality and methods aims to improve how medical research is planned, done, and shared.
Subscribe to the EQUATOR/NDORMS Research Methodology and Quality PPI Interest Group Mail List to hear about projects and opportunities.
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 offered online and in person!
This course covers everything you need to plan for publication and write up your health-related research study. It is taught by writing and methodology experts using group work, discussion, and practical writing exercises to reinforce learning. The course is usually offered twice a year.
Latest CSM news
Fair safe medical AI: a South Asia case study to co-develop local agency & trust leaving no one behind
11 September 2023
The Planetary Health Informatics Lab led by Associate Professor Sara Khalid at NDORMS has announced that it is a winner of a Global Grand Challenges award – an initiative fostering innovation to solve pressing global health and development problems and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
7 September 2023
Jonathan Cook was successful in the 2023 University Recognition of Distinction exercise
9 June 2023
An international group of researchers, including Prof. Daniel Prieto-Alhambra at NDORMS, have predicted that hip fracture burden will nearly double worldwide by 2050
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.
Introduction to Clinical Trials
Assoc Prof Jonathan Cook presents starter information on clinical trials, short articles on topics related to clinical trials, and suggestions for further reading. These pages also feature Prof Cook's book on clinical trials and related download files.