Hopefully you've had a chance to look around AccrualNet and find some new information or a great tool to help solve some of the accrual barriers that you experience. Did you know that there are 970 resources in AccrualNet--with new items added every month? We all like to search web sites in different ways. Sometimes you clearly know just what you're after, sometimes you want to spend a little time browsing for new ideas about a particular topic. And sometimes, you just don't have a clue as to what might help.
Here are solutions for each of these scenarios:
1. You've got something specific in mind. For example, 'I need to improve my understanding of barriers to recruiting Hispanic participants in clinical trials.' Or, you're looking for articles by a particular author. There is a search field in the top right corner of every page on AccrualNet. Just type in your search words to quickly find the information that you're looking for.
2. You want to spend a little time browsing? Try clicking the 'Literature and Tools' tab on the home page. Those 970 resources are organized into familiar topical areas, like Patient-Related Issues, Provider-Related Issues, Systems and Regulatory Issues, Study Issues and Ethical Issues. Once you click on a topic, Study Issues, for example--the resources are further defined. In this case, you can find resources specifically related to Eligibility, Placebo, Randomization, or Study Burden. This search method will help direct you into a collection of resources related to your topic of interest.
3. You don't know what you need or where to start? You're not alone! We designed 'The Wheel' just for you! Ask yourself, 'what am I doing now'? Whether you're helping draft a new protocol, deciding whether to open a study, planning your study start up, actively recruiting, or reevaluating your recruitment activities, you can use the Protocol Accrual Lifecycle tab on the home page to guide you to resources relevant to what you're doing now. Clicking on any of the Lifecycle Stages takes you to some great learning content as well as resources to inform your work.
Give it a try and see what you find!