If you’ve ever known someone who has been in a trial, the whole process is an anxiety-filled duration of time that can lead to happiness, heartbreak, or even confusion. It’s important to recognize their efforts and thank them – but this is often overlooked.
Clinical researchers often struggle to make trials a patient-friendly experience. This makes it more difficult to recruit people for new trials, increase patient-retention, and follow study protocols.
Today, May 20, is Clinical Trials Day, a time set aside to celebrate the people who conduct clinical trials, and thank the patients who participate in them. It's a day to acknowledge all those who contribute to improving public health and extending the goals of clinical research.