Pediatric Trials: Patient Recruitment Best Practices


Recruiting clinical trial participants is hard. Recruiting pediatric clinical trial participants is even harder and with recent regulatory changes, the number of pediatric trials is expected to increase. This report addresses some of the factors that negatively impact pediatric trial patient recruitment and poses potential solutions to those issues.

  • Sponsor company organization and outsourcing behavior
  • Insight from pediatric patient recruitment specialists
  • Common complaints from sites, sponsors, and CROs/AMCs
  • Pediatric patient recruitment and retention obstacles and solutions from subject matter experts for overcoming those obstacles
  • Use and effectiveness of alternative methods (social media and patient advocacy groups) in pediatric trial recruitment
  • Number, length, and enrollment figures of ongoing pediatric trials based on data from
  • Best Practices for:
    • Drug development planning
    • Outsourcing decisions
    • Recruitment advertising and strategy
    • Alternative  recruiting methods
  • Anticipate potential problems in pediatric patient recruitment in order to reduce trial delays
  • Understand regulatory guidelines for pediatric trials and difficulties these guidelines pose for patient recruitment companies, sites, sponsors, CROs, and AMCs
  • Benchmark your company’s pediatric recruiting structure to those of other companies outlined in the report
  • Vendors: understand how to best market your pediatric recruitment capabilities
  • Understand the bigger picture of the pediatric recruitment process

1. Company Organization
2. Company Structures
•  Outsourcing Behavior
•  Patient Recruitment Specialists
3. Regulatory Difficulties
•  Regulatory Guidelines
•  Common Complaints
4. Difficulties of Enrolling Pediatric Patients
5. Enrollment Best Practices
6. Alternative Recruitment Methods
•  Social Media Usage
•  Patient Advocacy Group Usage
7. Current and Recently Completed Pediatric Clinical Trial Figures

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