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Blood Donors Play an Important Role in Bringing New Medicines to Market
Have you ever volunteered to donate blood for medical research? Would you like to learn more about how your contribution has helped advance medical science? Tim Green, Director and Head of Research and Clinical Bioanalytics Department, CSL talks about how the supply of donated blood from healthy volunteers contributes to the development of new therapeutic medicines
CTC Volunteer Member Survey Report 2016
In November 2016 a survey was sent to CTC’s volunteer member database to help gain insight into the following:
- Service satisfaction
- Motivation for joining
- Member views on the role of clinicians and other allied health care professionals in discussing clinical trial options with patients
We received a 16% response and we were pleased to note that 96% of respondents thought CTC was a user friendly website and 71.17 % of our members were either 'highly likely' or 'likely' to recommend us.
CTC Recruitment Survey (Industry) 2015
In July 2013, CTC conducted a patient recruitment survey to assist in the identification of current recruitment trends, resource allocation and areas for reform so that stakeholders can work towards supporting an improved patient recruitment environment. Medicines Australia kindly distributed the survey to 54 companies including 34 pharmaceutical companies, 11 medical biotechnology companies and 9 contract research organisations.
In November 2015 we repeated the survey and made some minor modifications, such as reducing the number of questions, and we received improved engagement. We had a 24% response compared to 22% in 2013.
Clinical Trials - The Clinician Perspective:
The Australasian College of Dermatologists
The Australasian College of Dermatologists kindly agreed to distribute a CTC survey which was sent out to 542 Fellows nationally in November 2015.
The aim of the survey was to assess clinician understanding of the clinical trial process; knowledge of referral pathways; motivations and deterrents to referral; and patient interest in clinical trials.
Patient Recruitment Survey Australia
This survey report represent feedback from a sample of 1,000 Australians on the subject of clinical trials.
The purpose of the survey was to:
- Explore current perceptions on clinical trials
- Examine attitudes towards participation in research
- Investigate the public’s understanding of the clinical trial process in advancing healthcare
- Gain insight into the need for education and awareness of clinical trials in Australia
- Explore the psychology around advertising and which mediums are seen as being most trustworthy
Patient Recruitment Survey Australia
n July 2013, CTC conducted a patient recruitment survey to assist in the identification of current recruitment trends, resource allocation and areas for reform so that stakeholders can work towards supporting an improved patient recruitment environment. Medicines Australia kindly distributed the survey to 54 companies including 34 pharmaceutical companies, 11 medical biotechnology companies and 9 contract research organisations.
We thank all who took the time to complete the survey and we give special thanks to Medicines Australia for their support with the distribution. We would also like to acknowledge Associate Professor Peter Foley for his contribution to the development of the survey, and Steve VanderHoorn for his input on the statistical analysis of the data.
Statistical Analysis of the Market Potential for a Patient Recruitment Service In Australia
Clinical Trials Connect (CTC) wish to better understand the market potential for their online patient recruitment service within the area of clinical trials conducted in Australia. The aim of this brief report is to present results obtained from an analysis carried out (by the consultant) to examine available data sources relating to this market. Publically available data on clinical trials conducted throughout the Australian industry were examined and combined with data provided by CTC to broadly address this question.
Last Updated March 2016