Clinical Trials: Understanding Participation and Enrollment

Understanding Participation and Strategies for Boosting Enrollment


Clinical trials are vital to medical research as they’re often the best and only way to test new interventions, such as treatments or drugs. With recruitment as a leading challenge, we examined some of the barriers to clinical trial participation and suggest some outreach strategies that may improve enrollment.


In November 2018, Civis conducted an online survey of 4,922 US adults to understand whether people had ever participated in a clinical trial and assessed their attitudes toward medical research. 


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