Clinical trials are research studies performed in people that are aimed at evaluating a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention. They are the primary way that researchers find out if a new treatment, like a new drug or diet or medical device (for example, a pacemaker) is safe and effective in people.
Participant recruitment for clinical trials involves sponsors connecting with qualified participants that are willing to take part in the clinical research. The individuals responsible for participant recruitment must enlist a sample of the general population that accurately represents the intended audience.
What does it take to incentivize a participant to become a subject in your study? How do you make it worth while for someone to spend an hour giving opinions, filling out questionnaires, completing screeners or taking medication and then potentially repeat the process one or more times?
Better Patient Engagement Begins With Electronic Informed Consent, or eConsent. A multi-media eConsent platform can translate even the most complex protocol into patient-friendly language and transform the paper ICF into a dynamic digital experience that appeals to most learning styles.
Why should you consider taking part in a trial or study? To advance medical knowledge and test new methods of treatment for a variety of conditions, researchers often conduct clinical trials. They use volunteers, also know as participants, to test research that can help prevent or treat a medical condition.