Identifying Global Themes in Clinical Study Participants’
This article examines patient preferences in one facet of clinical research: the experience related to the use of investigational medicinal products (IMPs). As patients have become more involved and informed in their healthcare choices, the “voice of the patient” has been increasingly incorporated into the drug development process. Given that the success of a clinical study relies on the recruitment, retention, and compliance of participants, all stakeholders—sponsors, investigator sites, and clinical study supply providers—need to understand patients’ mindsets and participation experiences throughout a study. Patient-centric knowledge can help improve the investigational process, support adherence, and ultimately create a comprehensive ecosystem for engaging patients who participate in clinical research.