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Once your volunteer has passed phone screening, the in-person appointment needs to be booked as soon as possible—if your volunteer is keen to participate and they’re ready to book the appointment, it is important not to delay. Immediacy is key during all steps of the recruitment process, and this one is no different. If you read more

Once someone has booked an appointment for phone screening, it is important to stick to the principles of respecting the times during which they’ve asked to be called. It’s also equally important to make sure you understand what your volunteers’ expectations are regarding your study, as this will help you tailor your study to every read more

Every clinical researcher is familiar with the struggle of getting in contact with trial volunteers on the phone. At Trialfacts we use the following method—and the results are still incredibly effective. The successful contact rate varies depending on volunteer demographics and other aspects of your study, but we’re typically able to get in contact with read more

The Volunteer-researcher Relationship

Out of the hundreds of researchers we’ve worked with over the years, only a handful truly excelled at recruiting volunteers. And the difference between those few successful researchers and the ones who struggled with recruitment, is that the successful researchers understood the importance of developing a relationship with their volunteers. Note: In this instance, the read more

Traditional vs Social Media Patient Recruitment

An Interview with Adrianne Monsef Adrianne Monsef is the Associate Director of Strategic Product Development at Strategic Science and Technologies, LLC (SST). Adrianne and her team wanted to study the effects of Topical Sildenafil on women who have Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD). The aim of this study was to examine whether Topical Sildenafil Cream read more

Trialfacts case study Lynette Averill

Lynnette Averill, PhD, is an associate research scientist in psychiatry at Yale University and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2016, Dr. Averill received a two-year Patterson Trust Mentored Clinical Research Award, which allowed her to study rapid acting treatments for suicidal ideations (SI) in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  “I’ve always been interested read more

Trialfacts' recruitment for a depression study

Dr. Lynette Roberts is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in the Discipline of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Health at University of Technology Sydney. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in both health as well as private practice settings. Motivated by her interest on how to improve the efficacy of mental health treatments for read more

The internet can definitely be an excellent source of medical news and updates, but that depends on who you’re following. Without proper regulation, you may be getting your information from the wrong resources. Did you know that Google has about 5,490,000 results for the search term ‘Clinical Trial Blogs’? The internet has become an avenue for read more

900 million people per day. 20 minutes per day. 14 times per day. What do these figures represent? If you guessed the number of people who engage with Facebook on a daily basis, the average time spent on Facebook by each person per day, and the average number of times each person checks Facebook per read more

Mistakes can happen. With a process that has as many moving parts as a clinical trial, it’s imperative to take steps and stay ahead of potential problems. Properly supporting staff – study nurses or clinical trial coordinators who are actively performing study tasks – is essential to ensure they are recruiting patients effectively. Your clinical read more