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
DARWIN EU® success leads to expansion
3 May 2023
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) initiative DARWIN EU® has completed its first studies and is calling for new data partners
Data-Driven research will map COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in Brazil and Pakistan
5 April 2023
A study to monitor the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Global South, has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges initiative.
Jonathan Cook elected as Society for Clinical Trials board member
3 April 2023
Associate Professor Jonathan Cook has been elected to the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) board.
NIHR Fellowships awarded to NDORMS researchers
17 March 2023
Congratulations to Eileen Morrow and Mae Chester-Jones who have received NIHR Doctoral Fellowships
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.