HTMR Working group

The HTMR Network has identified a need for various Working Groups to focus on strategic areas of interest to the Network and its stakeholders. Our Hub members are key participants in our Working Groups, and membership is also open to interested individuals, who are active in trials methodology research.

The Trial Recruitment Working Group is identifying the most effective and efficient strategies for recruitment to trials, with methodology studies inside and outside the Hubs. It facilitates networking and collaborative research across the Hubs to improve trial recruitment, and collaborates with the UKCRC Registered CTU Network to implement, evaluate and use recruitment interventions across clinical trials in the UK and beyond.

If you are involved in conducting or developing research methodology for recruitment of participants to clinical trials, then you may want to consider joining the MRC HTMR Recruitment Working Group.


Do I need to be a member of a hub to join?

No. But you should be actively involved in the conduct or development of research methodology for recruitment.


How often does the working group meet?

The group aims to meet approximately 4 times per year.  Usually by teleconference with face to face meetings scheduled to coincide with other events such as national conferences or workshops.


What topics does the working group cover?

The working group has three priority subgroups:

· Training for site staff

· Communication with patients

· Incentives


How do I get involved?

If you are interested in becoming a member please get in touch with one of the recruitment working group co-leads. Contact details are available here: