About the Trials Register

The Violence Prevention Trials Register is where you can access information about the design and implementation of current and future violence prevention research across the globe. Although we use our contacts within the violence prevention research community, along with information provided by funding bodies, to find out about some ongoing research, we also rely on researchers contacting us directly about their work.

Inclusion criteria

For a study to be included in the trials register it must:

  • Evaluate a programme or strategy that has the reduction of new acts of interpersonal violence as an explicit objective (there may also be other objectives)
  • Be about to start (within the next 6 months), ongoing, or recently completed (in last 6 months)
  • Use an experimental or high-quality quasi-experimental research design, such as:
    • Randomized control trial
    • High-quality time series (at least 20 data points)
    • Non-randomized trial with stringent matching or statistical controls
  • Have adequate statistical power and sample size calculations or, if not, involve at least 100 subjects
  • Include process and outcome indicators
  • If it uses risk factors for violence rather than actual violence as outcome - use risk factors that are proximal to actual violence.
  • Agree to the publication of the lead investigator’s name and relevant contact details.

If you are involved in any research trial that you believe meets the above criteria, and you would like this to be included in the trials register, please click here to complete the online form.