While key stakeholders have declared a commitment to create a more effective model for engagement between research sponsors, investigators and patient groups, thus leading to more efficient, quality-driven clinical trials, no evidence-based guidelines for best practices have existed until now. How and when should patient groups be engaged in the research and development continuum? How do patient groups and sponsors of research best assess each other's interests, expertise and assets to increase the chances of successful clinical trials and therapy development?
In January 2014, CTTI initiated the Patient Groups & Clinical Trials (PGCT) Project to find evidence-driven, actionable solutions to these questions. Today, we are pleased to release the culmination of these efforts at the BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit session titled, Best Practices for Industry and Patient Organization Collaboration in Clinical Trials. (CLICK HERE to view the slides presented at this session.) CTTI's PGCT official recommendations identify best practices for engaging with patient groups, as well as provide case examples and tools.
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