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CTTI to Launch Recommendations for Engaging Patient and Site Perspectives in Mobile Clinical Trials

CTTI will host a public webinar  on Thurs., Feb. 21, to announce new recommendations and resources for incorporating patient and site perspectives when planning and conducting mobile clinical trials.

“Acceptance and adoption by key stakeholders is critical to the widespread use of mobile technologies in clinical trials,” said CTTI Executive Director Pamela Tenaerts. “However, very little was known about patient and sites’ perspectives until our work shed light on what they see as significant benefits and barriers. Our new recommendations account for these perspectives and provide a valuable resource for optimally deploying mobile clinical trials.

“Further, they build on previous CTTI work—including our Quality by Design and Patient Groups and Clinical Trials recommendations—that emphasizes the involvement of many stakeholders, including patients and sites, in trial design. Engaging these groups early and often is the key to running better trials.”

CTTI conducted surveys and in-depth interviews to better understand the perceptions of patients and clinical investigators, and convened experts and leaders across the clinical trials enterprise to develop actionable recommendations and resources.

The resulting recommendations are designed to assist research sponsors in:

  • Engaging patient and site perspectives in planning clinical trials using mobile technologies, including protocol design, technology selection, and pilot testing
  • Maximizing value and minimizing burden for study participants, including setting patient expectations, protecting privacy, returning individual data, enhancing patient-site interactions, and providing technical support
  • Addressing challenges for investigative sites, from contracting and budgeting to evaluating site readiness and implementing effective and streamlined training

This is the final of four sets of recommendations CTTI has released as part of its Mobile Clinical Trials (MCT) Program. In 2017, CTTI announced recommendations for developing novel endpoints generated by mobile technologies and, in 2018, it unveiled new solutions for using mobile technologies for data capture in clinical trials, and recommendations for planning and conducting decentralized clinical trials.

The free webinar will begin at noon ET and will be led by patient advocate Cindy Geoghegan and Virginia Nido of Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.