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Using a website to assist in recruitment can be cost-effective and efficient, but researchers questioned whether potential participants would utilize a website to register for more information on a weight management study. In addition, researchers wondered...
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Social media is everywhere, including clinical trial recruitment! Are you on the leading edge? Or wondering where to start? AccrualNet™ can help. 
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There are a lot of resources on AccrualNet to help you get started. For example, you can learn more about how your colleagues have used social media in their recruitment ...
Part 3: Anatomy of a Patient-Friendly Recruitment Website
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Welcome back to Rahlyn Gossen for the 3rd and final installment of our Guest Expert series on 'Designing Patient-Friendly Website for Clinical Trial Recruitment". From Ra...
Good listening is a necessary skill for writing a protocol that will accrue successfully. Here are some new ways to 'hear more'.
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Have you been involved in writing a new protocol? Is so, you may have found it to be an interesting/frustrating/challenging experience. How many people were at the table?...
Part 2: The 5 patient-friendly basics of trial recruitment websites
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Please join me in welcoming back our Guest Expert, Rahlyn Gossen for the 2nd installment of her 3-part series, "Designing Patient-Friendly Websites for Clinical Trial Rec...
Part 1: Why patient recruitment websites need thoughtful attention
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AccrualNet is delighted to introduce Guest Expert, Rahlyn Gossen, a widely recognized expert in digital strategies for clinical trial enrollment. Rahlyn is the founder of...
Clinical trials of rare diseases have a unique set of challenges with respect to participant recruitment. I found a few posts here in AcrrualNet, but each seems to discuss the tendency to conduct registry trial.What, if any, creative recruitment strategies...
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And one more thing....you might be interested in the documentary film "RARE", an inspiring story about a mother who unites a group of isolated people from around the worl...
Recruitment StrategiesLast Updated: May 7, 2013
Hi,I just wanted to know what kind of recruitment strategies you have found that work at your centers v.s ones that don't.
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 Hi Aleks - Welcome to AccrualNet and thanks for your great question. We get that knowing which strategies don't work is almost as important as knowing which ones do. Jus...
Originally posted by: Linda Parreco, AccuralNet Co-Moderator, on the former AccrualNet site on August 15, 2012.Have you shot any video with your smart phone lately? Or watched an interesting video embedded in your favorite web site? Please don't tell me th...
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Guest Expert blog post by Dr. Lauren Wood details the project subscribed above.
Yesterday a few of us from NCI’s Office of Communications and Education met with an investigator who is interested in using  You Tube for patient recruitment to a phase 1 cancer vaccine clinical trial.  
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Check out Dr. Lauren Wood's Guest Expert post where she provides details about the video mentioned above.

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