The SUPPORT Collaboration: SUPporting Policy relevant Reviews and Trials



The SUPPORT project is an international collaboration that is a partnership between low and middle income countries, European scientists and policymakers.   The objective was to provide training and support to encourage researchers and policymakers in collaborative policy-relevant research.

HSRU's main task within SUPPORT was to develop software that aims to help trialists to conduct and manage pragmatic randomised controlled trials.   The Trial Management Tool has been developed and packages the best existing material together with some new material about the conduct of pragmatic RCTs in a single accessible tool.   The TMT is available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded from the support website (


Craig Ramsay;