NIH Releases New Clinical Trials Research Website
Posted 07 February 2012 | By
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a new website on 6 February called NIH Clinical Research Trials and You that aims to educate the public about clinical trials and how to participate in them.
"Clinical trials are essential for identifying and understanding ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease," said NIH in a press release. "Research has shown that among the greatest challenges to recruitment of volunteers is the lack of general knowledge about what trials involve, where they are carried out, and who may participate."
The website contains information regarding the "basics of clinical trials participation," testimonials from participants and researchers, and links on how to enroll in trials.
Importantly for regulatory professionals, "health care professionals can read about evidence-based strategies for talking with patients about trials, print audience-tested posters to help promote trials in clinics and offices, and find other educational materials."