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

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 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

Do you want to connect with high-quality patients who are motivated to participate in your trial? Following these practices to create effective promotional material will help your study stand out from the crowd. When recruiting patients from outside your office database, advertisements may be your opportunity to make a first impression and will serve as read more

Every clinical researcher knows firsthand the struggle of getting in contact with trial candidates via phone. You call, the patient doesn’t answer, you leave a message, you call again…and the cycle continues. In fact, it can often be so one-sided that calling it “phone tag” almost downplays how much of a challenge it is. In read more

The success of your clinical trial hinges on including high-quality patients. You need participants who meet your requirements and will engage with you throughout the entirety of the study – a months-long (or sometimes years-long) relationship. You want to make sure you don’t lose precious hours reaching out to people who won’t participate. Save time read more