The Communications Handbook for Clinical Trials is a powerful resource that
guides the work of researchers, study coordinators, and communications
professionals involved in clinical trials of new drugs or interventions.
Incorporating lessons learned and best practices from trial experiences in
countries worldwide, the Handbook provides practical guidance for anticipating
and responding to the challenges posed by clinical research, especially in
The book includes:
* Sample communications plans for clinical trials
* Communications and crisis-planning templates and checklists
* Scenario-planning tools to facilitate planning for the release of
* Ideas on delegating communications tasks to reduce demand on key site
* Tips and techniques on how to communicate effectively in interviews,
in meetings, and with the media.
Tip 1-Investing in developing and implementing a comprehensive communications
plan pays dividends in many ways:
* Saves time, energy, and money
* Informs key stakeholders while preventing misinformation and
* Maintains support for the current study and for future research
* Provides sound sources of information for news media
* Prevents and mitigates crises
The Handbook was developed with input from nearly 100 individuals, representing
15 countries and 30 organizations.
The Communications Handbook for Clinical Trials is available as a free download
To order the hard copy:
Please download the
legibly complete it and send it, with payment of $75 for commercial
organizations and $45 for nonprofit organizations, to:
Publications Manager, FHI, PO Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA
or fax it to: +1 (919) 544-7261.
If you cannot acess the form, please just send an email with your full contact
questions should be sent there as well.
Complimentary copies may be available for qualified applicants based in
developing countries. Applicants for a complimentary copy should send a request
describing their professional involvement in clinical trial management on