About Us

We are a global network of professionals working to improve the quality of clinical trials and behavioural interventions.

The International Behavioural Trials Network was founded by an international group of researchers with expertise in the development and delivery of behavioural trials. The IBTN held its inaugural meeting in 2014 and its first two international conferences in 2016 and 2018. Its third international conference will take place in Montréal in May 2020.

The IBTN is currently engaged in a research prioritization exercise whose purpose is to define top research priorities towards facilitating the uptake and improving the impact of behavioural interventions through a global improvement of the methodological quality of behavioural trials. Findings generated from a Delphi consensus study will be used to inform the research agenda of the IBTN and to make recommendations for future research. View publication on HRB Open Research.

Under the leadership of the IBTN Chair, the IBTN also organizes a Summer School academic program offered yearly over five years through the support of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) initiative. The IBTN Summer School’s objectives are to lead trainees and young researchers in exploring how to breakthrough current obstacles in behavioural trials methodologies and expand the reach, capacity and impact of trials in the field of behavioural medicine.

The IBTN Chair also allows the IBTN to act as one of five organizations sponsoring the Health and Behavior International Collaboration Award initiative.

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Mission & Scope

Our goals and international reach


Our Executive Committee and Founding Members