Webinar Description
This webinar introduces the principles of study design. The various types of study design will be discussed in relation to their application, strengths and weaknesses.  Furthermore, the concepts of bias, confounding variables and skew will be explored, particularly in relation to controlling for patient, sample and investigator bias. The value of choosing appropriate primary and secondary endpoints will also be covered, as will the use of power calculations to determine adequate sample size.

Webinar Objectives
The webinar is intended to provide participants with the core knowledge and introductory skills required to more confidently undertake scientific research in future.

Target Audience
Reproductive clinicians, nurses, counsellors, psychologists, andrologists, embryologists and scientists

Educational needs and expected outcomes
It is assumed that participants wish to better understand the key principles of good study design and will be better prepared to undertake clinical and scientific research following this webinar.

Required prior knowledge for participation in webinar 
All participants should be experienced in assisted reproduction technology or reproductive biology.