Posts Tagged ‘study participants’

HHS proposes update to governance around research study participants

Big changes are coming the Common Rule – the set of regulations that govern how research participants are protected. The changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services include: Strengthened informed consent provisions to ensure that individuals have a clearer understanding of the study’s scope, including its risks and benefits, as well as alternatives to participating in the study. Requirements for administrative or IRB review that would align better with the risks … Read More

OCTRI seeks investigators with clinical trials to pilot recruitment using MyChart

It’s often a challenge to recruit the right subjects for clinical trials–and the right number of subjects.  An approach adopted by other academic health centers is to use the patient portal MyChart. Using MyChart has been shown to increase rates of study enrollment by up to three times and do so at one-fifth the cost, compared with mailings and phone calls to subjects. Currently, more than 130,000 MyChart accounts are active through OHSU. To determine … Read More

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