Our Next Course:

Meeting the Challenges of Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Research (to be re-scheduled)

9 June 2020 at NCVO

Meeting the challenges of recruitment and retention in research can be a major pressure for those working in front line clinical research posts. These pressures are often driven by recruitment targets linked to ongoing funding to maintain research posts.

This workshop will focus on systems and processes that enhance recruitment to your portfolio. We will also discuss how and where to focus you efforts when planning clinical trials that will help recruitment once a study is open. We will explore how to engage with the wider team and explore the value of relationship building as core business in clinical research. By the end of the workshop, you will also have a better understanding of the psychology behind why people participate in clinical research and why they don’t.

This workshop will focus on:

The role of the research practitioner in recruiting and retaining participants in clinical research.

What motivates people to participate in research and how to consider these motivators in your research?

Strategies for promoting recruitment and retention.

Making systems and relationships the focus of successful recruitment.

Who you can engage to help raise awareness of the importance of clinical research and the value it brings to patients.

Course material will be delivered through presentations, interactive sessions, small group work and personal reflection.

Facilitators: Dr Leslie Gelling and Kelly Gleason