Using e-technologies in clinical trials

A recent paper by Rosa et al., highlighted the potential of e-technologies (mobile devices, internet etc) in clinical trials research particularly in data collection, recruitment, retention and delivery of interventions.

As an example of ways in which e-technologies can be used for intervention delivery, a summary of e-technologies for treatment of substance use disorders is presented. The authors agree that using e-technologies to design and implement clinical trials has the potential to reach a wide audience, making trials more efficient while also reducing costs. And although privacy/confidentiality problems must be addressed the increasing use of those platforms by scientists and the public alike means mobile solutions will become increasingly popular in clinical trials.

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