The Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) is the only oversight body that has access to un-blinded accumulating comparative data. The role of the IDMC is to assess at intervals, the progress of the trial, the safety data, and the critical efficacy endpoints, and to recommend to the sponsor whether to continue, modify, or stop the trial.
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Justin graduated from Magdalen College Oxford in 1982. After 15 years as a consultant at UCLH, he joined Imperial as chair of orthopaedics in 2005. He is involved in the OsteoArthritis Centre, funded by an £11m grant from the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC.
Professor in Statistics
Linda Sharples was appointed Professor of Statistics in the Clinical Trials Research Unit in September 2013. There she leads the Comprehensive Health Research Division which has a focus on musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, skin and dental trials.