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Online tool to find type 1 clinical trials launched

By Editor
21st September 2017
Charity, Research

An online tool to help people with type 1 diabetes search for and participate in clinical trials, has been launched.

The Type 1 Trial Finder tools, which can be accessed via the JDRF website, searches a large database of clinical trials which are hosted by the US National Institute of Health.

People with type 1 diabetes are being encouraged to become more involved in research by the charitable organisation because many clinical trials fail to recruit the numbers which are needed.

Angela Wipperman, senior manager for research communications at JDRF said: “We know that many of our supporters would like to hear about clinical trials relevant to them or their child. We also know that researchers can struggle to recruit the number of participants they need to run a clinical trial.”

It is hoped the search tool will “help all those affected by type 1 diabetes who would like to access more information through a reliable source”, Ms Wipperman added.

Meanwhile, the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) has said that up to a third of GPs and nurses are not very confident when talking about research, but 38 per cent of the public would like a clear and reliable source of information to learn more about clinical trials.

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