December 2002. To explore the most appropriate way to produce and disseminate information on the quality of randomised controlled trials for potential participants.

Authors: Marion Campbell, Vikki Entwistle, Anne Langston, Zoe Skea, Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Consumers in NHS Research commissioned this piece of work to identify the types of information that are important to potential trial participants and to appraise the ways in which that information could be provided. The assessment was to reflect the perspectives of: people who have recently been approached to take part in a trial, those actively looking to volunteer for a trial, consumer representatives, and the researchers who design and conduct such trials.

An executive summary is also available.

No. of pages: 44