Robertson Centre for Biostatistics


Robertson Centre for Biostatistics

The Robertson Centre for Biostatistics is a specialised biostatistical research centre in Glasgow, Scotland. It is part of the Faculty of Information and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Glasgow. All scales of research are carried out at the centre from multi-site clinical trials to small scale research projects. The centre also has interests in the development of novel informatics solutions for clinical research, statistical issues in epidemiology and health economic evaluation. [ [http://www.rcb.gla.ac.uk Robertson Centre for Biostatistics] , retrieved 4th February 2008]

History

The centre led the WOSCOP study (New England Journal of Medicine 1995; 333:1301-7) which found that treatment with Pravastatin significantly reduced the risk of myocardial infarction and the risk of death from cardiovascular causes without adversely affecting the risk of death from noncardiovascular causes in men with moderate hypercholesterolaemia and no history of myocardial infarction. [ [http://www.gla.ac.uk/pathologicalbiochemistry/lipids/woscops.html The WOSCOP Study] , retrieved 4th February 2008]

The Robertson Centre joined with the Glasgow Clinical Research Facility and Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS R&D division in November 2007 to create a UKCRN registered Clinical Trials Unit - the Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit. [ [http://ftp.gla.ac.uk/media/media_58210_en.doc University Of Glasgow Press Release] , retrieved 4th February 2008]

References

External links

* [http://www.rcb.gla.ac.uk/ Robertson Centre for Biostatistics website]
* [http://www.gla.ac.uk/ University of Glasgow website]
* [http://www.glasgowcrf.org.uk The Glasgow Clinical Research Facility website]
* [http://www.gla.ac.uk/pathologicalbiochemistry/lipids/woscops.html The WOSCOP study ]


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