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

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

Enhancing Study Site Capacity

Submitted by (@natlefforts)

Local healthcare advisory boards

Develop and support geographically diverse and local healthcare advisory boards that include representatives from both primary care and specialty care practices (physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and office staff), along with patients and care partners, with the aim of monitoring recruitment efforts of each research center.

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10 votes

Enhancing Study Site Capacity

Submitted by (@capacitygrp)

Increase valuation of study recruitment in academic institutions

Foster an environment that incentivizes and prioritizes recruitment, enrollment, and retention in high-quality clinical trials and studies. Communicate to academic leaders that clinical trials work is scientific work and should be rewarded, supported, and recognized accordingly.

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10 votes