Smartphone App for Clinical Trials

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How do scientists recruit people for clinical research trials? There’s an app for that now!

Dr. Peter Elkin, MD, a professor at the University of Buffalo, has developed a cell phone app that allows you to see a list and quickly evaluate clinical trials in your area. Only registered clinical trials in a specific geographical area are included in the database. If you find a study that applies to your condition or is of interest, you can simply tap the app and it will send your information to the researchers to start the process of participation. Learn more about clinical trials here. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has great information about clinical research and patient participation here.

One of the long-standing problems with clinical research is the time-consuming process of finding relevant people to take part in scientific studies. It is both expensive and laborious to advertise and hunt down people to take part in ongoing studies. Creating an app makes this process more streamlined and significantly reduces costs. Click here to read more about the app.  Now you can use some of your down time while commuting or waiting to check out new studies. Another thing I like to do during down time is check out bingo sites for fun and entertainment.

There seems to be an app for nearly everything these days. Why not have an app that lists research trials in your area? The more people who know about the trials, the quicker the studies can progress. We all have dozens of apps on our phones. This is another one to add to your collection.

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Beth Reid

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