Participant Experience Toolkit


Through this toolkit, CTO aims to help its community in their efforts to improve clinical trial participants’ experiences. The goal is to help clinical trial participants feel informed and valued. In briefly reviewing the literature, the topic areas highlighted in the toolkit are those that can have a large impact on a person’s overall experience in a clinical trial.

The toolkit is meant to provide guidance, considerations and examples and references to inspire the community. While it has been developed for clinical trials, it can also be used for other types of clinical research including observational studies. In working with the clinical trials community (patients, participants, health charities, patient organizations, Research Ethics Board representatives, clinical research coordinators, researchers, industry representatives, and others), CTO has developed six topic areas in the toolkit. We worked in collaboration with Clinical Trials BC on the development of the Thanking Participants and Plain Language Results Summary sections.

Creation of the Toolkit

The videos below feature members of our clinical trials community explaining how they participated in co-creating the Toolkit, its importance, and how they will use it.