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Question 1How can randomised trials become part of routine care and best utilise current clinical care pathways?
Question 2What information should trialists communicate to members of the public who are being invited to take part in a randomised trial in order to improve recruitment to the trial?
Question 3Does patient/public involvement in planning a randomised trial improve recruitment?
Question 4What are the best approaches for designing and delivering information to members of the public who are invited to take part in a randomised trial?
Question 5What are the barriers and enablers for clinicians/healthcare professionals in helping conduct randomised trials?
Question 6What are the key motivators influencing members of the public’s decisions to take part in a randomised trial?
Question 7What are the best approaches to ensure inclusion and participation of under-represented or vulnerable groups in randomised trials?
Question 8What are the best ways to predict recruitment rates to a randomised trial and what impact do such predictions have on recruitment?
Question 9What are the best approaches to optimise the informed consent process to improve recruitment of members of the public to randomised trials?
Question 10What are the advantages and disadvantages to using technology during the recruitment process?
Question 11How best can clinicians and other health professionals be educated to optimise recruitment to randomised trials?
Question 12Does feasibility testing of recruitment procedures lead to improvements in recruitment?
Question 13How can eligibility criteria for trial participants be optimised so that they aid recruitment to randomised trials?
Question 14What is the value of making trials participants feel appreciated in being recruited to a trial and how can this be best achieved?
Question 15What are the best approaches to ensuring manageable workloads for clinical and research staff responsible for recruiting members of the public to randomised trials?
Question 16Does involvement of (i) members of the public and/or (ii) members of the public participating in a randomised trial, in designing trial information improve recruitment?
Question 17What are the incentives that motivate members of the public to agree to participate in randomised trials?
Question 18Do trial recruiters who have received focused, specialised recruitment training achieve better levels of recruitment than non-trained recruiters?
Question 19Do randomised trials which have a low participant burden/requirements achieve better recruitment than those that have a greater patient burden?
Question 20Does a central registry for members of the public (i.e. a list of people with contact details) who are interested in taking part in a randomised trial improve recruitment?
PRioRiTy Question Question 10
Principal Investigator Professor Gareth Griffiths
Affiliation University of Southampton
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Project Title User-focused research to identify the benefits of innovative digital recruitment and retention tools for more efficient conduct of randomised trials
Funding Body Supporting efficient / innovative delivery of NIHR research - NIHR CTU Support Funding
Web Url southampton.ac.uk
Start date November 2017
Completion date December 2018