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Publication Summaries

Create transparent communication with the public about your scientific research.

Create plain language summary publications (PLSP) for patients, the public, physicians and healthcare professionals.

The Problem

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.

CISCRP's Solution

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-restricted 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.

  • Create easy-to-understand language of key concepts.

  • We work with the authors to focus on the significance of the research and take out confusing, non-expert material.

  • We engage patients in the writing process to gain their important perspective.

  1. 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

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Drugviu

Click on the resources listed below to download the full versions of Drugviu’s materials. 

Pandemic Response Network Flyer: English

Red de Respuesta a una Pandemia: Español

Peer Plus

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Peer Plus: Mission and Capabilities

Latino Union of Chicago

Click on the resources listed below to download the full Latino Union of Chicago Annual Report. 

 

Advocate Aurora Health

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  • Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network Trial Unit 

Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease Brochure
Expanded Registry Flyer (English)

Enfermedad de Alzheimer de herencia dominante
Expanded Registry Flyer (Spanish)

  • Clarity AD Clinical Study Information

Forgetting the Little Things
Concerned About Memory Loss?

   

Allergy & Asthma Network

Click on the resources listed below to download the full versions of the Allergy & Asthma Network’s materials. 
 

Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH)

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Einstein Healthcare Network

Click on the resources listed below to learn more about Einsteing Healthcare Network’s resources. 

TREND Community

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Community Voice Report July 2020: COVID-19 Positive

 

Community Voice Report August 2020: Pericarditis

Fox Chase Cancer Center - Temple Health

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Be the Breakthrough: Understanding Clinical Trials

Allergy & Asthma Network

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Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina

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Lung Cancer Risk Assessment Handout

PRA Health Sciences

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Duke Health

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Visit Discover Duke Research on Facebook

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North Carolina Clinical Research

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Missy Hansen

Missy Hansen MSN, APRN, CPNP, CPHON, joined ICON in 2019 as a pediatric strategy liaison. She has 25+ years of experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner, including 17+ years in pediatric hematology/oncology at Children’s Minnesota, the largest hematology/oncology service line in the region, providing care for infants through young adults diagnosed with hematologic and/or oncology conditions. Ms. Hansen gained expertise working in inpatient, outpatient, and urgent care type settings. Ms. Hansen has in-depth experience working with the Children’s Oncology Group—the largest consortium with the most open pediatric studies around the world. She also has experience working with other consortia that conduct trials for pediatric to young adult patients.