Study design -- Where to begin?

When beginning your clinical trial, it can be overwhelming to sift through the different types of study designs available to find one suitable for your products. We believe that a successful study begins with the design, which is why today we’ll cover some of the basics of our method.


Identifying your Goal

When initiating clinical research, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re trying to accomplish. Your goal might be to get customer feedback on products you’ve already clinically tested, in order to create health claims you can use in marketing. Or, you may want to further test your products in order to be totally sure of their results before releasing them for wider sale.


Whatever your goal, we can help you shape a clinical trial that will reveal the information you’re looking for (without wasting your budget on an extraneous investigation.)


Communication is Key

When you’ve identified what your specific needs are and found a CRO that will take on your research, it’s absolutely vital to communicate your expectations clearly. Most dissatisfaction in clinical trial sponsors comes from miscommunication of goals, expectations, or concerns.

Communication needs to go both ways for a clinical trial to work effectively, and this begins during the design process of your study. Your CRO is there to meet your needs in a way that is sustainable and realistic for your timeline, budget, and product type. Raise any concerns early, and ensure you understand the timelines and enrollment goals being set out in the design.


Get help from the Experts

It is okay to begin a clinical trial for your products without knowing the ins and outs of study design -- just be sure to pick a CRO that’s happy to guide you through the details. For instance, here at Citruslabs we often help our research sponsors with every aspect of study design, including the integral literature we use in recruiting patients. We can help craft the clinical protocol and consent forms, as well as any other finite details of study design with as much or as little input from your brand as you feel comfortable with.


Want to create your own supplement clinical trial?

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.