Recruiting patients for your skincare or supplement clinical trial can be challenging, as potential participants may fall victim to fear, misinformation, and disdain towards the perceived financial or time commitments. However, with careful planning and attention to the human experience behind clinical research, you can boost recruitment numbers and engagement easily to help your products find people that really need them.
What holds your trial back?
It can be difficult to recruit patients for supplement or skincare clinical trials especially, as people may not feel the same sense of importance when they think of their contributions to these kinds of trials vs trials for life or death medications. It can also be more difficult to recruit potential patients for supplement clinical trials, because they may not go looking for help with specific concerns in the same way they would for diagnosable medical issues.
For instance, someone struggling with day-to-day anxiety and stress that remains at a subclinical level may not think to seek out clinical trial opportunities to find supplements that could help improve their quality of life.
Further, patients may have reservations about joining supplement clinical trials because of the many myths surrounding clinical research (e.g. they will be a human guinea pig, or they feel their doctor will recommend trials for them if they “need” to participate in any.)
What can we do?
Here at Citruslabs, we believe in patient-first approaches to recruitment and the entire clinical trial process. We work closely with your brand to create protocols that work for you and your goals, as well as the real people you will be trialing your product with.
For us, it’s important to make the clinical trial process as accessible as possible. This is why we even write our own protocols and consent forms when taking on your brand’s clinical research goals. We work hard to ensure that every piece of communication that reaches your participants is as clear as possible.
We also make every effort to personally contact each participant at least once throughout the recruitment and enrollment processes, so that we can be sure they put a face (or voice!) to our names and know exactly how to reach us if they have questions about anything. This emphasis on patient-centric approaches is a big part of what helps us to make your supplement or skincare clinical trial a success.
Want to learn how you can create research-backed claims for your own products?
Citruslabs provides a simple and affordable way to prove that your products actually work. At Citruslabs, we design a clinical trial that is right for you and your budget, so that you can start sharing research-backed product claims without spending a fortune. We offer the cohesive planning and management required to conduct successful clinical trials, from start to finish. Ready to get started? Let's talk! You can contact us here.