The specific aims of the Network are:
- To develop excellence in specific areas of methodology research to influence the quality, relevance and impact of trials in Northern Ireland, the UK, Ireland and internationally. We will emphasise expertise that has already been brought together in the Network: in particular the public health and critical care (Queen's University) and chronic conditions and mental health (University of Ulster).
- To strengthen capacity in novel methodologies for trials spanning a complex range of intervention types, with an emphasis on improving the quality of research and thereby improving practice and health outcomes.
- To identify effective means for presenting trial findings, including the use of social media.