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Researcher and patient talking

With all the required steps in clinical trial recruitment, follow up and tracking, it becomes easy to treat patients as a cog in the machine rather than research participants who expect — and deserve — a relationship with researchers. Because many get lost in the mechanics of recruitment, few clinical trials fully develop the volunteer-researcher read more

clinical trial recruitment plan Bridget Radford, Research Assistant & Nutritionist

With the right clinical trial recruitment plan a study succeeds in narrowing 500 inquiries into highly qualified candidates a fraction of that size. read more

Researcher meets patient

As you know, clinical trials drive medical research forward. But as experts in finding effective solutions to the clinical trial industry, we know it can take a lot of work to get qualified patients recruited for the study. From HIV treatment to peanut allergy therapy, much of the movement behind medical advancement is due to read more

Brian Martens, Research Coordinator

Even experts face clinical trial recruitment challenges. Read up on how Trialfacts tackles unfamiliar variables by recruiting for a pilot study as a first step. read more

Anne Tam - Researcher of Virtual Clinical Trial

Recruiting participants for a virtual clinical trial is even more difficult than recruiting for a typical study. Read the experience of one researcher who overcame this with external help. read more

researcher studies data

This article is the second part of a two-part series on forecasting potential recruitment. To read part I, click here.   In the first part of our series on data-driven recruitment, we looked at reasons clinical trial enrollments can be difficult and the potential ways you can overcome these difficulties. In the second part of read more

researchers-analyzing-data

Underperforming patient recruitment has been a long-time problem for clinical trials. Ninety percent of worldwide clinical trials are delayed due to under-performing patient recruitment. Study timelines are typically extended to nearly double their original duration to meet desired enrollment levels for all therapeutic areas. In addition to delayed timelines, 37% of sites do not meet read more

four volunteers of different ethnicities genders and ages

As researchers, you’re aware that your study should conduct research on a diverse group from the population that it’s supposed to help. And this is mainly because there can be differences in results among people of different ages, races, ethnic groups, and genders. As an example, some African Americans need smaller doses of the preventive read more

Woman checking social media on her smartphone

Consumers are exposed to over 10,000 brand messages a day. Whether you’re online or offline, you’re likely to be exposed to some sort of advertisement, mostly through eye-catching images and slogans. To top it off, being bombarded constantly with advertising has made us less attentive than goldfish. Which means recruiting patients to participate in studies read more

  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 read more