Category: Enrollment Best Practices

A diverse group of clinical trial participants can provide findings that are more generalizable to the entire population and also identify groups where treatment may not be effective. Both of these are important considerations when it comes to creating interventions that produce the greatest benefit for the most people. For many years, consideration wasn’t given read more

Researchers pleased after clinical trial recruitment and retention success

You’ve gone through the recruitment process with a patient for your clinical trial — now you’re waiting for them at the clinic for screening. The appointment time comes and goes. You wait ten minutes, then twenty. The promising candidate has become a no-show, and you’re left with one less participant for your study. After all 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

Out of the hundreds of researchers we’ve worked with over the years, only a handful truly excelled at recruiting participants. 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 participants. Medical issues are intimidating and read more

Phone screenings are often the first real human contact that patients have with researchers and study sites during the recruitment process. Before this stage, if a clinical study is being advertised online, recruitment may consist of clicking buttons and typing answers on a computer screen. For many patients, the process of being enrolled in a read more

Following up with participants in your clinical trial is a time-consuming part of your study. How and when you choose to contact candidates who have expressed interest in trial participation will have a significant impact on your patient recruiting efforts. Maintaining healthy contact habits will also strengthen your ability to communicate with enrolled patients throughout read more