We understand the need for availability of subjects for clinical trials and liaise with our sites constantly to maximize subject enrolment using a defined database and community engagement.
One factor that determines the success of a clinical trial is the recruitment of a satisfactory study population, inadequate number of participants for a study has several disadvantages such;
- Longer than necessary trial timeline
- A more expensive trial and in some cases,the trial might have to end abruptly
Our network of sites are encouraged to use different recruitment materials when enlisting subjects.;
- Published advertisements.
- Direct mail and/or email scripts.
- Verbal scripts.
- Website advertisements.
- Social media advertisements.
- Posters, Flyers, Brochures.
- Direct recruitment of potential study participants.
- Recruitment letters
- Review of publicly available records
- Review of other records
Selection is made considering the institutional review board’s (IRB) ethical concerns like respect for privacy, lack of pressure, unbiased presentation, conflicting concerns, therapeutic misconceptions, and equitable selection of participants.
In preparing recruitment materials, we consider the purpose of the research, the setting in which the research will be conducted, and be particularly cognizant of the special problems of research involving specific population groups such as vulnerable populations like children, pregnant women, individuals with impaired decision-making capacity, or economically or educationally disadvantaged persons.