Participant Experience Toolkit
Through this toolkit, CTO aims to help its community in their efforts to improve clinical trial participants’ experiences. The goal is to help clinical trial participants feel informed and valued. In briefly reviewing the literature, the topic areas highlighted in the toolkit are those that can have a large impact on a person’s overall experience in a clinical trial.
About this toolkit:
The toolkit is meant to provide guidance, considerations and examples and references to inspire the community. While it has been developed for clinical trials, it can also be used for other types of clinical research including observational studies. In working with the clinical trials community (patients, participants, health charities, patient organizations, Research Ethics Board representatives, clinical research coordinators, researchers, industry representatives, and others), CTO has developed five topic areas in the toolkit. To explore each topic area, click on the icons below.
Credible information about clinical trials to share with potential participants.
Considerations when planning reimbursement processes for clinical trial participants.
Considerations when planning, creating, and utilizing participant surveys.
Some things to consider when planning and creating a plain language summary for adult participants.
Some things to consider when planning and creating a plain language summary for pediatric participants.
Members of our clinical trials community explain how they participated in co-creating the Toolkit, its importance, and how they will use it.
We worked in collaboration with Clinical Trials BC on the development of the Thanking Participants and Plain Language Results Summary parts of this Toolkit. CTBC’s Participant Experience resources can be found here.