Enhancing Study Site Capacity

Enhancing Study Site Capacity

What do study sites need to be able to reach and enroll more and diverse participants?

Goal: Create the capacity of study sites and research organizations to increase enrollment for an ever-growing portfolio of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias studies.

Ideas in this area might address:

  • Infrastructure investments needed to enhance capacity of sites to accommodate growing number of studies and participants
  • Systems to improve recruitment efficiency
  • Collaboration – with communities, other institutions and study sites, organizations and agencies
  • Workforce diversity, training, and capacity
  • Changes in culture or valuation of clinical research in organizations
  • Effective use of registries
  • Role of funders, organizations, policymakers in implementing

Enhancing Study Site Capacity

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Nationwide Campaign to Incentivise Lifestyle Change As a Way to Thwart AD

Incentivise participation in a nationwide campaign research study (involving all forms of national, regional and local media) by offering the most researched and science based lifestyle programs to potentially thwart the disease. Provide participants with in-depth, diverse, whole body health knowledge as part of study participation agreement. Engage community involvement, i.e. churches, community organizations, health ...more »

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Enhancing Study Site Capacity

Submitted by (@capacitygrp)

Identify and incentivize collaborations opportunities among local sites to enhance enrollment.

Support site collaboration and communication around site-level recruitment, including the use of public-private partnerships with support from industry, to link local sites to promote this kind of effort. Fund trial or site-agnostic outreach efforts. Allow sites to use funding from a single sponsor to help support recruitment for multiple studies.

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3 votes

Enhancing Study Site Capacity

Submitted by (@localdiversegrp)

Outreach support module

At the site, develop a mechanism to support person(s) to lead planning, networking, implementation, and evaluation of strategies and tactics, potentially a stand-alone add-on module (to a traditional R01) that would fund an Outreach Specialist, the %FTE to be determined by the proposed scope of work. Module would require annual status report and metrics of success for renewal of NIH funds, which would emphasize successful, ...more »

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4 votes

Enhancing Study Site Capacity

Submitted by (@natlefforts)

Work with primary care practices

Work with primary care practices to understand how best to provide guidance and support for research recruitment as an integrated activity within the office practice environment, without disrupting the flow of clinical care. Leverage existing point-of-care decision-support tools to identify potential research subjects and obtain permission from physicians to enroll their patients in research studies.

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45 votes