Back in June, we asked technology professionals, designers, patients and clinicians to help us discover new ways to present clinical trial information. Those who accepted the challenge were given a standard clinical trial protocol, informed consent document and corresponding ClinicalTrials.gov webpage, and were asked to envision those materials in a more patient-friendly manner.
We were pleased to see so many teams take on the challenge. Lilly COI and ChallengePost staff have spent the last couple of weeks sorting through the wide range of unique and creative approaches that were submitted. Now, we need your help in selecting the “Popular Vote” prize winner!
How to Vote
Then, go to the Submissions Gallery to see all of the finalists’ entries. As you make your way through the gallery, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is this design visually appealing? Is the information presented in a way that’s user-friendly and digestible?
- Does the design highlight information that is valuable to patients? Does it help them determine what their next steps might be in their healthcare journey?
- Is there potential to implement the design as a web app or mobile app?
- Does the design have the potential to enrich the clinical trial experience for patients, caregivers and medical institutions?
Then, select your favorites! You can cast one vote per submission. For example, if there are three submissions you really like, you can cast a vote for each of them; but, you can’t cast three votes for one submission. (Go to the ChallengePost Rules page to read a complete description of voting rules.)
Voting will remain open until Oct. 30. The submission with most votes will receive the “Popular Choice” award and a $1,000 prize.
In the meantime, our panel of patient advocates, designers, and healthcare leaders will be making their selections for the Grand Prize, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Honorable Mention and Large Organization Recognition Award.
We’ll announce all of the winners here on our blog on Nov. 14.
Go Forth and Create!
All of challenge’s contestants agreed to make their designs available for use by the public under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This means that if you see an idea in the submissions gallery that you like, you’re free to run with it—build it, adapt it, improve on it, make it work for patients. Just remember to attribute the work to the original creator(s).
And, if you need a source of clinical trial data to feed into the apps, widgets and websites you’re developing, our fully open LCOI-API could be helpful. (Editor’s Note: In 2015, leadership of the LCOI-API was transitioned to TrialReach. You can learn more about their continuing work in innovation in clinical trial matching at TrialReach.com.) It sources data daily from more than 150,000 trials that are available on ClinicalTrials.gov and uses the web-friendly REST protocol with JSON endpoints. Some organizations, like The Hive Group, have already had some success in translating data from the API into useful and compelling applications. And, in our App Lab, we have a few more examples of prototypes we’ve built ourselves, which run off of our API.
We’re looking forward to recognizing the outstanding work of the popular vote winner and the juried selections on Nov. 14. And, beyond that, we’re looking forward to seeing how others build on these designs and create applications that make it easier for patients to connect with clinical studies that are relevant to them.
So, don’t forget to vote before Oct. 30. And, as you look through the Clinical Trial Visualization Redesign challenge submissions, we’d love to hear about what things interest or inspire you. Please tell us in the comments below.
Let’s see where open innovation takes us next!