Studies Within A Trial SWATs webinar
International guest presenter Professor Shaun Treweek joins ACTA online from the University of Aberdeen for this special webinar. We are all aware that randomised trials are a central component of all evidence-informed health care systems. The evidence coming from them supports health care users, health professionals and others to make more informed decisions about treatment. However, the evidence available to trialists to support decisions on design, conduct and reporting of randomised trials is sparse. One way to fill gaps in evidence is to run Studies Within A Trial, or SWATs. This webinar provides a brief definition of SWATs, an explanation of why they are important and some practical ‘top tips’ that come from existing experience of doing SWATs. We hope the guidance will be useful to trialists, methodologists, funders, approvals agencies and others in understanding what a SWAT is and how they are done.