Background & Further Reading

Here we provide further materials, including videos and peer-reviewed articles, for continued learning on improving study recruitment.


Amplifying Participant Voices

A webinar from the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) center on creating inclusive materials for potential research participants. Webinar recording and slides are available.

Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities highlights the importance of focusing on diversity in clinical trials using real-world examples of the need for inclusion.

NIH – Review of Literature: Primary Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Clinical Research

In this article, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health reviewed existing literature to highlight key barriers and facilitators to research enrollment.

Strategies to Improve Recruitment to Randomized Trials

This Cochrane review article analyzes and compares recruitment strategies and findings from 68 different clinical trials and emphasizes a few ways of improving recruitment.