Nina Gobat describes PREPARE’s work program in which they used social and behavioral sciences to assess ethical, administrative, regulatory and logistic (EARL) barriers to the rapid implementation of pandemic-relevant clinical research in Europe.
The team worked alongside PREPARE clinical studies, currently delivered across community care and hospital networks, to identify where delays arose in inter-pandemic periods and to anticipate challenges and solutions for studies responding in outbreak mode. This was done through a dedicated EARL work package, designed to identify and implement solutions to key EARL bottlenecks. EARL barriers and solutions were mapped to a framework that can be used to develop and enhance research preparedness. This work is on-going and new directions are proposed.
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