KCE Trials works closely together with public bodies funding trials in other countries and takes part in international initiatives on comparative effectiveness, pragmatic clinical research and publicly-funded trials.
Within the framework of the KCE Trials Programme, KCE will select and fund trials but will usually not conduct them. Calls for research proposals are regularly published on the KCE website and mailed to those who are registered to receive news from us.
The KCE Trials programme strongly recommends to have patients and public actively involved in the design of the study. This can include, for example, involvement in the choice of the research topic, choice of outcomes, assisting in the design, advising on the feasibility of the research etc. Further information and resources can be found on the website of INVOLVE, a programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research (UK) to support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research: www.invo.org.uk. Other useful links