MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership (TMRP)

 In November 2018, the MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership was awarded funding by the MRC-NIHR Methodology Research Programme.

The Trials Methodology Research Partnership (TMRP) will begin early summer 2019. Professor Paula Williamson, the current chair of HTMR Network, will lead the Partnership. 

The TMRP will bring together a number of networks, institutions and partners working in trials and trials methodology research.

The TMRP partner networks who will join the five Hubs within the MRC HTMR Network include:  

In addition, groups from 25 universities are collaborating to offer doctoral training in trials methodology research. Together these studentships will form the new MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership PhD student cohort.

Eight working groups will specialise in specific areas relevant to trial methodology.  


Working Group remit




Email   Address


Adaptive Designs                                               Thomas   Jaki
Sofia   Villar
Global Health  Elizabeth  Allen
Duolau   Wang
Health Economics  Sarah   Wordsworth        
Dyfrig   Hughes
Health Informatics  Matt   Sydes
Amanda   Farrin
Outcomes  Kerry   Avery
Christopher   Weir
Statistical Analysis Richard   Emsley
Tim   Morris
Stratified Medicine   James   Wason
Christina   Yap
Trial Conduct   Kerry   Hood
Katie   Gillies


The TMRP offers an opportunity to build on the achievements of the MRC HTMR Network while exploring new collaborations and avenues to make continued progress in advancing trial methodology, developing capacity and further reducing research waste.