NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Through Apr. 15

Join the Conversation About Alzheimer’s Research Participation

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The National Institute on Aging seeks ideas from the wider community—advocates, clinicians, people with dementia, family members, caregivers, researchers and site coordinators—about how to overcome barriers and optimize participation in Alzheimer’s research.

Clinical trials and studies are critical to finding a treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Yet efforts in many cases to engage participants in Alzheimer’s research have not been able to keep pace with the need. NIA convened this effort, joined by colleagues at the Alzheimer’s Association, researchers and others dedicated to trying to solve this problem.

How can you help? Go to NIA’s IdeaScale community ( to contribute your own ideas, browse ideas that have already been submitted, comment and vote for your favorites.

NIA is looking for ideas on how to optimize recruitment by building trusting relationships in local communities, raising national awareness about participation in studies, enhancing the capacity of study sites, tracking progress and cultivating a science of recruitment. The IdeaScale community will be open through Apr. 15.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Assistant Editor: Eric Bock (link sends e-mail)

Staff Writer: Amber Snyder (link sends e-mail)