Information for Researchers and Trial Sites (NIH)
The NIH website, NIH Clinical Trials and You, contains several pages for researchers and trial sites:
- Improving Visibility of NIH-Supported Clinical Trial Activities and Results: Describes the NIH policy, similar to the FDA “Final Rule” reporting requirement for funded clinical trials: Trials must be registered at ClinicalTrials.gov, and summary results must be submitted no later than 1 year after the primary completion date.
- Clearly Communicating Research Results Across the Clinical Trials Continuum: Provides guidance on communication strategies to consider at all stages, from pre-recruitment planning to study completion. A list of resources is provided.
- Guidelines on Communicating Informed Consent for Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing and Scientists: Reviews inclusion considerations when conceptualizing the project, completing the research grant application, obtaining consent, using consent forms, facilitating the consent event, and using interpreters.
- Guidance Regarding Social Media Tools: Provides best practices when using social media tools and new technologies to recruit to clinical trials. The page lists eight questions to consider when recruiting via social media.
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