STRIDE Project & Research Literacy

CCHE would like to share a collaborative project supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Strengthening Translational Research in Diverse Enrollment (STRIDE) is a partnership of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass), the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine along with the Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH).

The STRIDE project aims to create tools that can be shared with researchers to help them recruit and deliver informed consent that is culturally and literacy appropriate. STRIDE is focused on developing innovative approaches to enhancing informed consent procedures, with a goal of improving research literacy among underserved populations. This project is developing a multi-level informed consent platform that integrates e-consent with patient storytelling and simulations-based research assistant training.

Resources being developed include a video library of commonly consented research procedures. The intervention will be tested in the context of six ongoing clinical trials in a multiple time series design randomized trial.

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The tools that come out of this project will definitely be worth watching for. Thanks to CCHE Director Sarah Esmond for sharing!