ICTD 2023 - The Trials@Home Project: What we have learned about DCTs in Europe - Rachel Copland
Rachel Copland led us through the work carried out by the Trials@Home project, including a systematic review conducted within the project and a group of identified case studies. While the concept has been around for longer than we think, Europe is lagging behind the US. In the analysis, different DCT methods and themes were identified: "We want to look at the convenience of at-home participation but it must be balanced against transferring burden to the study participants". Through the use cases she highlighted the importance of trust through continuous patient engagement, choice to select among different technologies that may be best adapted to the participant, considerations for the changes brought about by these new methodologies, and full stakeholder participation from the start.