CEBD is the editorial base for the Cochrane Skin and the co-ordinating centre for the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network UK DCTN.
The three core areas of our activities are
By summarising what is known about treatments and the prevention of skin disease through systematic reviews, we are able to identify knowledge gaps. We are also involved in the creation of priority setting partnerships, as these inititiatives help to establish which research questions are most important to patients and healthcare professionals. These activities allow us to develop clinically relevant randomised controlled trials to address real research needs.
As a research group we are well aware that creating research is just the first step to making a difference to patients’ lives, or causing a change in clinical practice. As such, we work hard to ensure that our research output is disseminated widely and in a variety of formats to the people who will benefit from it, and thereby will be used to inform guidelines and clinical care pathways.
Our research strategy can be thought of as three interdependant cogs, with patients being the driving force at the centre of everything we do.
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