Martin Offringa

MD (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)
PhD (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

Professional Interests

paediatrics clinical trials, cohort studies, predictive models, clinimetrics, decision analysis


The work of the EnRICH research group aims to enhance child health through the development of evidence and tools that seek to improve the quality of design, conduct, and reporting of pediatric clinical research. In order to provide global solutions to methodological problems in paediatrics, EnRICH is engaged in a number of local and international initiatives including Toronto Outcomes Research in Child Health (TORCH), Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials –Children (CONSORT-C), Standard Protocol Items for Randomized Trials – Children (SPIRIT-C), Standards for Research in Child Health (StaR Child Health), and Global Research in Paediatrics (GRiP). In addition to these initiatives the EnRICH program also offers training opportunities in the form of a course on Innovative Trial Design and postdoctoral fellowships in clinical research methodology. Practical, evidence-based standards to enhance the quality, ethics, and relevance of clinical research in child health can ultimately advance health care provided to children across the globe and enhance health outcomes.

Other Affiliations:

  • Child Health Evaluative Sciences CHES
  • Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
  • Full Professor of Paediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands