A Look Back at the Top 5 Posts of 2014 2

Thus far in 2014, we’ve published 37 blog posts and attracted over 15 thousand visitors to the Lilly Clinical Open Innovation (LCOI) blog. Now that 2014 is drawing to a close, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular posts this year. Take a look and see if there are any that you missed.

1. Patient Participation in Clinical Trials Infographic

Our most popular post of 2014 featured an infographic about clinical trial participation. The Patient Participation in Clinical Trials infographic walks viewers through some of the reasons why people do and do not participate in clinical trials. While a relatively small percentage of oncology patients were aware of relevant clinical trials when they considered treatment options – only 16% – the overwhelming majority of clinical trial participants would consider joining another trial in the future.


2. Infographic: Preferences and Perceptions in Clinical Research

The runner-up blog post of 2014 included an infographic we developed using some brand new research from The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), in addition to data from a 2006 study on clinical trial awareness attitudes and participation.

In the infographic, we explore the differences between where patients want to get information about clinical trials and where they actually get it. We also showed the perceived barriers to clinical trial participation and the differences between patient-reported barriers and oncologist-reported barriers.

Preferences and Perceptions in Clinical Research

3. Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day

In celebration of International Clinical Trials Day we wanted to imagine what the first clinical trial (the 1747 scurvy trial conducted by Dr. James Lind) may have looked like through the modern lens of ClinicalTrials.gov. We took historical facts (and some satirical liberty) to recreate what the trial might have looked like if it had been listed on ClinicalTrials.gov.

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day

4. Helping Patients Match to Clinical Trials: Our Collaboration with Novartis and Pfizer

In late 2013, we introduced a collaboration with Novartis and Pfizer. In a nutshell the purpose of the collaboration is to provide easy-to-use technology and data that the healthcare ecosystem (i.e. patients, advocates, health IT professionals, researchers and healthcare providers) can use to build innovative and useful clinical trial resources for patients.

TrialMatch Picture

5. Pinpointing Diabetes Prevalence and Clinical Research Sites

In November we honored World Diabetes Day and American Diabetes Month by creating an interactive diabetes mashup. The mashup overlays diabetes prevalence rates with the locations of clinical research sites on a U.S. map. The data were provided by two open, public sources, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) diabetes prevalence dataset and Lilly COI’s ClinicalTrials.gov-driven API (The Lilly COI API). Our blog introducing the diabetes map is the final blog in our list of most popular posts for 2014.

Pinpointing Diabetes Prevalence and Research

Did you have any favorite LCOI posts in 2014? Anything you’d like to see more of on the LCOI blog? Tell us!


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