Among the most significant barriers to medical advances is slow or inadequate recruitment of appropriate participants to clinical research studies, especially clinical trials. Recognizing the critical nature of participant accrual and retention to study completion, the ICTS has invested in a research consult service with the explicit aim of supporting investigators in a manner that ensures the optimal recruitment and retention for their studies.
Accrual and retention consultations are available to any UCI investigator or coordinator conducting human participants research on either campus.
The Accrual and Retention Consult Service is chaired by Dr. Joshua Grill (firstname.lastname@example.org), a clinical researcher with diverse experiences related to clinical trial recruitment and retention. Adrijana Gombosev (email@example.com) coordinates the activity of the service. UCI researchers interested in utilizing consult services should email either person.
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Clear obstacles and hidden challenges: understanding recruiter perspectives in six pragmatic randomised controlled trials. (2014) Donovan JL, Paramasivan S, de Salis I, Toerien M
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Addressing the challenges to successful recruitment and retention in Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials. (2010). Grill JD, Karlawish J
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