CTN Webinar: Using Social Media as a Clinical Trials Research Tool.

Presented by Erin L. Winstanley, PhD (University of Cincinnati/CinARC, OV Node) and Gloria M. Miele, PhD (Columbia University, GNY Node).

Produced by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network's Clinical Coordinating Center, August 21, 2013

In 2012, the CTN Web Seminar Series introduced research staff to the use of social media in trials and the tools available in the market. Building on that training, this 60-minute webinar, produced by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Clinical Coordinating Center for CTN members and the public, focuses on applying that knowledge and incorporating guidelines for use in clinical trials.

Objectives for this webinar include:

Understanding organizational and IRB guidelines regarding the use of social media in the conduct of research.

  • Learning how to use social media tools to recruit, engage, and follow-up with research participants.
  • Reviewing what elements to consider when drafting a social media strategy for your research project.
  • The target audience is research staff interested in using social media in the conduct of clinical trials.

A helpful social media resource guide, developed by the CTN Research Utilization Committee's Social Media Workgroup, is available here: (Webinar, Video, English, 2013)

Keywords: CTN Research Utilization Committee | Social media | Recruitment | Training | Clinical Coordinating Center webinar

Document No: 1021

Submitted by CTN Dissemination Librarians, 8/21/2013.

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