Protecting Clinical Trial Participants and Study Integrity in the Age of Social Media


Social media communication among clinical trial participants has the potential to pose risks to their safety and to trial integrity. The Social Media ADEPT framework may help mitigate that potential by encouraging investigators and patient partners to work together to Assess social media risks, Design studies to minimize those risks, Educate participants, Preempt problems, and Take additional steps as needed, such as intervening when problems arise.