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When it comes to social media, choosing a platform on which to advertise can be daunting, as we’ve discussed in our previous article. However, when it comes to recruiting volunteers for a study, there are some social media platforms that make more sense than others. And that is because of two main elements: the number read more

When it comes to recruitment, social media can seem daunting—with so many platforms and factors to consider, it can get overwhelming fast.   However, medical and pharmaceutical industries have been relying on social media for clinical trial recruiting for years. And with the expanding ubiquity of social media all over the world, and increasing competition read more

It’s easy to get started with social media advertising but it’s not easy to get it right. Big companies and brands spend millions of dollars on social media advertising like Facebook. They have large teams managing and optimising their campaigns to ensure they’re getting the most out of their budget. So when clients tell us read more

Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that occurs when bone health deteriorates, often due to menopause or age. There are many other factors that increase the risk of osteoporosis, including diet and lifestyle. Professor Marlena Kruger and Lilian B. Ilesanmi-Oyelere of Massey University in New Zealand sought insight into the role of diet, gut health read more

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