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Who are we ?

The CIC-P 1415 of Tours has a “clinical investigation” component and a “biometry” component. This last one is in charge of methodological, data management and biostatistics activities of clinical studies from the CHRU of Tours. Beside this activity of collaboration around clinical studies, several members of the Biometry team are affiliated to the research team SPHERE (methodS in Patient-centered outcomes and HEalth ResEarch -

The methodological and biostatistics research thematic of predilection is the one of randomized cluster trials. These trials are defined by the fact that it is not patients that are individually randomized but groups of patients named clusters. The clusters can be hospitals or units, liberal practitioners, families, schools… This study framework is particularly adapted to assess health organization systems, prevention programs, many complex interventions that it is important to study with a rigorous methodology. The implications of clusters randomization are numerous and methodological, biostatistics and even ethical type. These works are made in collaboration with English (Sandra Eldridge and Sally Kerry, University Queen Mary, London - Karla Hemming, University of Birmingham) and Canadian (Monica Taljaard, University of Ottawa - Charles Weijer, Western University, London, Canada) teams.

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2 Bd Tonnellé
37044 Tours cedex 9


03 83 85 93 02
CIC-EC 1433 - Inserm
CHRU de Nancy
9 Allée du Morvan,
54500 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy

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