Create transparent communication with the public about your scientific research.
Work with us to create plain language summaries of publications (PLSP) to enhance your conversations with patients.
Scientific publications are difficult for the public to understand.
To someone without a scientific or medical background, research publications are complex documents where the key information is hard to find. These publications can hold inaccessible knowledge that requires translating into plain language.
Our summaries of publications increase visibility and transparency of scientific research.
Specifically, a PLSP creates a reliable, direct communication pathway between experts in a given field and those who are not.1 Physicians and healthcare professionals tend to be time-deprived and find value in PLSP as a tool to assist in conversations with patients.
Per ICMJE guidelines, PLSPs are considered acceptable secondary publications. PLSPs can be published alongside the original scientific publication or as a stand-alone, fully citable piece in another peer-reviewed journal. Also, PLSPs can be used on a sponsor’s website, printed for participants, or posted to an online portal.
CISCRP also works with each sponsor on a customized media outreach plan to ensure patient advocacy groups, patients, and the public are informed of the PLSP.
- Lay summaries enhance science communication, Lauren M. Kuehne, Julian D. Olden
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Mar 2015, 112 (12) 3585-3586; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1500882112