Results of the 2015 OK to Ask Research Participant Experience Survey released

Ok to ask logoBack in March of this year over 80 patients and healthy volunteers taking part in research at the Imperial CRF completed our annual Research Participant Experience Survey. Responses to several of the questions were also included in the UK Clinical Research Facility Network’s annual OK to Ask Survey.

The results of that national survey have now been released, to mark International Clinical Trials Day and the NIHR’s OK to Ask campaign.

Key findings included:

  • Almost all respondents or 97% said they’d recommend taking part in research to others.
  • Similarly, 91% of respondents felt that things were explained clearly to them on the day of their visit.
  • Patients typically take part in research for personal benefit, but also because they want to help others.
  • Over half of healthy volunteers in this study said they took part in research to help others, with just a quarter saying they took part for financial reasons.
  • Parents/carers typically take part in research to help others.

The full results of the OK to Ask Survey can be downloaded here.

Thank you to all the people who took the time to complete the survey.

Results of the 2015 OK to Ask Research Participant Experience Survey released