Bayer AG recently partnered with CISCRP and TrialScope to redesign Bayer’s information hub on clinical trials. This online resource allows patients and their families, the public and healthcare providers to navigate through Bayer’s clinical trials and provides comprehensive information for a better understanding of the drug development process. The redesign of the website is part of Bayer’s on-going commitment and work to support patient engagement in clinical research by making it easier for patients to navigate and understand the clinical trials.
The Trial Finder website was redesigned and tested in collaboration with patients and members of the public to make it easier to find and understand information about Bayer’s clinical trials happening around the world, including an overview of the results. The site features videos, frequently asked questions, and other educational content about clinical trials, such as what patients can expect if they participate in the research process.
To ensure that the appropriate perspectives were incorporated throughout the development of the website, CISCRP gathered feedback from patients and members of the public who had previously searched for trials. Their insights, such as how to better display lists in the search tool and the need to provide directly accessible definitions of medical terms, was critically important to ensuring that the website is easy-to-use, and that it provides important information, in a manner that is easy-to-understand.
The website allows people to search and filter Bayer trials based on a number of helpful options. Some examples of these are:
- the medical condition studied in the trial
- the locations of trial sites
- the status of the trial, for example: “recruiting” or “study completed”
Each Bayer trial has a webpage that has been designed to show the information patients find most important, in a way that is easy to read and understand.
CISCRP was delighted to collaborate with Bayer and leverage our many years of expertise to develop patient and public friendly materials for the website relaunch. CISCRP conducted in-depth user-testing, to guarantee that this website included as much patient and public feedback as possible. This project reflects the importance of raising clinical research literacy by jointly transforming current tools and innovating new ones for the benefit of patients and the public.
CISCRP looks forward to continuing our support of Bayer and other organizations that are committed to treating patients as partners in the clinical research process.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. The Patient Insights & Engagement team of Bayer is happy to receive feedback from users so that they can continue to enhance the trial finding experience, so if you do have comments, please reach out to PIE@Bayer.com
The service listed in this post is one example of the many services CISCRP can offer clinical trial sponsors. We are involved in Patient Advisory Boards, Lay Language Summaries, Editorial Panels, and numerous additional services throughout the clinical trial process to certify patient input is incorporated, and that there is consistent engagement with those who volunteer their time to help improve medical treatments. CISCRP welcomes new projects like this Trial Finder website, to continue to advance ways we can inform and educate individuals participating, or considering participating, in clinical trials.