Today we make an argument that clinical research needs more awareness. While modern clinical trials may be a recent phenomenon, clinical research has been around for centuries. Scientists and medical professionals devoted time and resources to learn about biology, anatomy, etc., to understand diseases better and improve quality of life.
However, despite clinical research playing a significant role in the progress and development of the current society, it remains understood only by parties directly involved. The lack of awareness is largely due to intellectual barriers and jargon, which prevent most people from understanding the process.
Clinical Research Needs More Awareness
Clinical research has continued to flourish despite a lack of awareness. Still, its growth is likely a fraction of what it could have been if more people had known about it. Following are key reasons why it needs more awareness:
1. Encourage Deeper Understanding
At the current state of awareness, there is little understanding of the operational dynamics of clinical research, which makes it easy for misinformation to spread. The more people understand the purpose of clinical research and how it’s conducted, the easier it will be to trust the results.
2. Attract Funding
Clinical research is expensive and, while several pharmaceuticals are willing to invest the money in it, it is not nearly enough. Researchers need more funding to explore all avenues in more depth, but that is only possible when people understand the significance of clinical research.
3. Attract Talent
It is no secret that very few people aim for research positions despite the need for talent in the field. Higher awareness would dispel students’ fears about the field and encourage more people to join the industry.
Overall, clinical research awareness can remove the stigma around it and allow people to trust the process more than they currently do. Clinical PURSUIT works closely with researchers on data management and data capture software to support clinical trials.
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