On 20 June 2013 we launched Randomise Me, a free online trials generator supported by Nesta and developed by Ben Goldacre, which aims to revolutionise the ways in which randomised control trials (RCTs) are set up and run.

Randomise Me was developed in the belief that trials should and could be used much more than they are currently are. The site strips out the complexities commonly associated with the method, helping anyone set up a trial and answer the questions they care about, such as "are my heart palpitations caused by drinking coffee?" or "Will brain booster puzzles really help improve exam performance for the children I teach?".

The launch event saw Ben Goldacre in conversation with Geoff Mulgan. Ben outlined why Randomise Me has been created, how it works, and why randomised control trials (RCT) are a vital component in helping us to understand what is working.

Ben Goldacre is a widely acclaimed broadcaster, writer, academic and physician. Ben is well known for his Guardian column 'Bad Science' and as the author of 'Bad Pharma' and 'Bad Science'. Ben Goldacre is a trained physician and is currently a research fellow in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Randomise Me was built by Better Data, a non-profit health IT company run by Ben Goldacre and Carl Reynolds.

Thursday 20th of June 2013
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE

Speakers include

  • Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta
  • Ben Goldacre, Author and Guardian Columnist, 'Bad Science'