Ensure stakeholder commitment
Ensure a clinical “champion”
- “Champions” are clinicians who value a trial and lead the way by showing their support.
- The literature and experience show that trial champions have a clear and positive effect on recruitment.
- For example, a champion may help demonstrate the value of the trial to other clinicians, secure resources for the trial, or address recruitment and other difficulties in an ongoing way.
Ensure staff buy-in
- Ask, consider, and respond to the opinions of the people who will make a trial happen.
- Demonstrate the trial’s relevance and meaning for research.
- Find ways to give ownership and allow for staff input early and throughout the trial.
Ensure buy-in from experts/specialists who are needed to implement the trial
- Think broadly about all the people who make a trial work—beyond your core team. For example, inpatient or outpatient treatment nurses, laboratory staff, surgeons, radiologists, pharmacy staff, or the public relations team.
- As with your immediate team members, seek other experts’ and specialists’ opinions.
- Share your thoughts on the trial’s relevance and meaning with them as well.
Confirm buy-in at the institutional level
- Each trial is part of a much bigger picture. Check that a trial you may adopt serves your institution well and that it is seen as doing so.
Literature and Tools (58)
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene trial: Advancing the science of recruitment and breast cancer risk assessment in minority communities.
Clin Trials. 2013 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print]
KEYWORDS: Language or Cultural Barriers, Staff Experience Level, Physician Champions, Women, Minority Groups, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, Verbal Communications, Radio, TV, Web, Print Media, Brochure or Flyer, Letter, Cancer, Prevention
J Res Nurs. 2011 Jul 01. 16. 4. 321-32.
KEYWORDS: Level of Clinical Trials Knowledge or Awareness, Incentives, Attitudes, Institutional Issues
Establishing a Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School–University Hospital Cancer Center Experience.
J Oncology Practice. 2012 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print]
KEYWORDS: Level of Clinical Trials Knowledge or Awareness, Incentives, Physician Champions, Institutional Issues, Minority Groups, Cancer
J Oncol Pract. 2009 Jun. 5. 4. 202-3.
KEYWORDS: Language or Cultural Barriers, Underserved, Non-English Speaking, Cost/Insurance, Urban, Level of Clinical Trials Knowledge or Awareness, Physician Champions, Insurance Coverage, Regulatory Issues, Eligibility, Minority Groups, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, Other, Radio, Print Media, Cancer, Prevention, Screening
Cancer. 2006 Jan 15. 106. 2. 258-70.
KEYWORDS: Knowledge/Attitudes/Beliefs, Logistics/Transportation, Staff Experience Level, Inadequate Staffing, Eligibility, Study Burden, Consent, Older Adults, Minority Groups, Cancer