Digital advertising is the most targeted and cost-effective method of recruiting patients for study participation. When developing a recruitment plan that includes digital advertising, we consider:
For certain protocols and patient populations, our media team may suggest placing traditional advertising to generate a large amount of study awareness in a short amount of time. When placing these types of ads, we consider:
Our team of Local Enrollment Specialists (LES) work as an extension of the site staff to assist with recruitment activities and drive enrollment. Acting as a dedicated recruitment resource for the site, using our LES team through this model has proven to increase screening and enrollment numbers for the supported studies.
The LES assist in the execution of on-site recruitment activities and maximize database results:
The LES communicates with the site’s referring medical professional network to raise awareness of the study and motivate them to look for qualified patients for this program within their own practice. They will also work to establish relationships with new referring medical professionals.
CSSi identifies all avenues for outreach within the community that may interface with the potential study patient and/or their families. To raise awareness for your study, the LES work with key community leaders to distribute study materials and plan local events.
CSSi has established relationships with many national and local advocacy organizations that provide support to patients within the study’s target population. We leverage these relationships to increase awareness for the study at both the national and local level.
CSSi develops patient pre-screening questionnaires based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria found in the study’s protocol. Patients can complete this pre-screening questionnaire to determine their initial study eligibility. Individuals who pre-qualify for the study and have a study site near them are sent to the study coordinator for further screening.
After a patient completes the pre-screening questionnaire and pre-qualifies for the study, the LES can contact the patient for a more in-depth secondary pre-screening before sending the referral to the site.
Generating interest and gathering a pool of pre-qualified patients is just one part of the recruitment process. It is important to ensure each pre-qualified patient who has expressed interest in the study is contacted within 24-48 hours.
To assist with this process, our LES team can: