Trials at home

IDF Europe is part of an international consortium of 31 members which has received Innovative Medicines Initiative funding, to map developments in the field of Remote Decentralised Clinical Trials (RDCTs), and to test different variants to arrive at concrete and practical recommendations to promote the widespread acceptance and implementation of RDCTs across Europe. ThisEuro40-million research project will run for a total of five years. Traditionally, a participant taking part in a clinical trial has to go to a clinical trial centre regularly for face-to-face evaluation.

By harnessing new technologies and transferring the trial activities to the participant’s home or immediate surroundings, a trial can be less burdensome for them and produce results that can be better translated into daily practice. The implementation of RDCTs would make it easier for larger, more diverse and remote populations to participate in clinical trials Eventually, this would lead to improved patient health and drug development.

The consortium will develop and test remote decentralised methods to streamline data collection, participant recruitment and retention. At the same time, it will ensure the participation of a greater number of volunteers that are more representative of the population at large. By augmenting face-to-face interaction with remote procedures, larger geographic regions will be accessible to foster the participation of unrepresented relevant populations.

The research leading to these results has received support from the EU/EFPIA Innovative Medicines Initiative [2] Joint Undertaking (H2020-JTI-IMI2) Trials@Home grant n° 831458.

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The research leading to these results has received support from the EU/EFPIA Innovative Medicines Initiative [2] Joint Undertaking (H2020-JTI-IMI2) Trials@Home grant n° 831458.

We thank our strategic partners for their support of IDF Europe priority activities.

Boehringer Ingelheim
Dexcom
Janssen
Roche
Bayer

Special thanks to Lilly Diabetes and Novo Nordisk for their additional support of the IDF Europe Centenary of Insulin Campaign.

Lilly diabetes
Novo Nordisk