IPPOSI launches information campaign on clinical trials

Clinical_Trials_booklet_cover17 September 2012 - The Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisation, Science and industry (IPPOSI) today launched a new information campaign aimed at people who have been asked to participate in a clinical trial. Speaking at the event in the Oak Room of the Mansion House in Dublin, broadcaster Áine Lawlor related her own personal experience as a patient, and  CEO of the Health Research Board, Enda Connolly, highlighted the importance of greater public awareness and patient involvement in the clinical trials process.

IPPOSI's information campaign will include a new leaflet and dedicated website,  two sources of information which will provide patients with independent answers to many of the questions which they may have. From the research which IPPOSI & Drury have undertaken, we know that providing information increases the positive attitude which people have about participating in a clinical trial. Increasing the willingness of people to participate in such research will inevitably increase Ireland’s capacity to conduct high-quality population health sciences research and thus help to develop new treatments and therapies for patients.

For further information, see www.ipposi.ie

The patient information can be downloaded from the new dedicated website www.clinicaltrials.ie