Statistical reporting of clinical pharmacology research

Arne Ring, Robert Schall, Yoon K. Loke, Simon Day

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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Research in clinical pharmacology covers a wide range of experiments, trials and investigations: clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses of drug usage after market approval, the investigation of pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic relationships, the search for mechanisms of action or for potential signals for efficacy and safety using biomarkers. Often these investigations are exploratory in nature, which has implications for the way the data should be analysed and presented. Here we summarize some of the statistical issues that are of particular importance in clinical pharmacology research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1159–1162
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number6
Early online date21 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


  • clinical pharmacology
  • confirmatory statistics
  • exploratory statistics
  • meta-analyses
  • randomized clinical trials

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