Clinical Research Policy

NIH Workshop on the Enrollment and Retention of Participants in NIH-funded Clinical Trials

July 25, 2014 - 8:15am to 5:45pm
National Institutes of Health
John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center
35 Convent Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a workshop to explore strategies to enhance enrollment, recruitment and retention of participants in clinical trials. The workshop will take place on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Discussions will focus on promising strategies and new avenues to address:

  • Current Challenges in Clinical Trial Participant Enrollment
  • Cultural and Social Considerations in Clinical Trial Enrollment and Outreach
  • Recruitment and Outreach Considerations for Underrepresented and Vulnerable Populations
  • Roles for Public Foundations in Clinical Trial Enrollment and Retention
  • Public Private Partnerships to Improve Patient and Public Awareness and Engagement
  • Models to Identify and Support Clinical Trial Participants
  • Strategies for Tracking and Monitoring Clinical Trial Participation and Post-Trial Communication

The workshop will be open to the public as space allows.

Registration is required and registration information can be found hereOnline registration closes on Monday, July 21, 2014.  You may register in person on the day of the workshop, as space allows.

A copy of the agenda can be found here

The workshop will include a poster session. Guidelines for abstract submission can be found here and the abstract template can be found here.

The NIH Workshop on the Enrollment and Retention of Participants in NIH-funded Clinical Trials will be available via Webcast. To participate in the meeting via webcast, please click here.  Webcast participants are invited to send questions to Workshop speakers and/or panelists via OCRBP-OSP@OD.NIH.GOV.  Questions will be addressed as time allows and in the order they are received.


Information about entering the NIH campus, parking, and shuttles is available on the NIH Visitors and Security page.