Explorer Session : Can digital tools improve the way we recruit and retain participants in trials? Presented by Jeremy Wyatt (WI), Amanda Blatch-Jones (RoR) and Jonathan Shepherd (SHTAC)
Jeremy Wyatt (WI), Amanda Blatch-Jones (RoR ) and Jonathan Shepherd (SHTAC) are presenting an Explorer Session entitled ‘Can digital tools improve the way we recruit and retain participants in trials?’ on February 19th in Alpha House Conference Room from 14:30 – 16:00
They will be sharing with you their knowledge on identifying, informing and recruiting the right participants for trials and the continuing challenges of retaining them. They will discuss the wide variety of digital tools such as database searches, on-screen recruitment prompts, patient websites, social media, appointment reminder texts and apps that have been tried out to improve recruitment and retention, with further discussion on how it is unclear which of the tools are acceptable and work well. They will be pleased to share with you the results of their 1 year project which is designed to answer this question, supported by Southampton & Bristol Clinical Trials Units and the NIHR Efficient Studies programme. They will be keen to seek the views of Explorer Session participants on these tools and on possible options for implementing the findings, and help them to consider the potential implications for their work.
It is anticipated that the Explorer session will be of most interest to the NETSCC ID&P, A&F and Monitoring teams and staff supporting the Wales & INVOLVE contracts, but others are very welcome to participate.