A Data & Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) is an independent body of clinicians, statisticians and individuals from other disciplines whose task is to review accumulating trial data and make recommendations to the Trial Steering Committee concerning the conduct of the trial and whether the trial should continue in its current form. The primary objective of a DSMB is to ensure that the trial remains appropriate and safe for individuals who have been, or are still to be, enrolled. Other responsibilities include monitoring trial progress and overall quality of trial conduct.
Members of current and past DSMBs and the trials they monitored are as follows.
IMPROVE-CKD; CKD-FIX; TEACH-PD and BEST-Fluids Trials
Bruce Neil (Chair)
Current Safety Monitoring Committee
Tom Snelling (Chair)
HERO; FAVOURED and HONEYPOT Trials
Andrew Tonkin (Chair)
Adeera Levin (Chair)