Welcome to the TRAIN survey

Who is carrying out the research?
This online survey is being carried out by the Health Research Board, Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN). It is part of the first phase of data collection for the TRAIN study (Training tRial recruiters; An educational INtervention) in which we aim to design, test and evaluate an education and training intervention for recruiters to dermatology trials. 

Purpose of this survey?
We would like to collect information from all individuals involved in designing and/or implementing the recruitment methods or processes for dermatology trials across Ireland and the UK. The survey will seek information about your opinions, preferences and potential needs for training and education relating to recruitment to dermatology trials. Your answers will inform the design of a recruitment education and training intervention that will be tested and evaluated as a study within a dermatology trial. 

Who should take part?
Individuals involved in recruiting to dermatology trials and/or involved in designing trial recruitment processes for dermatology trials, such as, but not limited to:
  • Researchers involved in frontline recruitment to dermatology trials
  • Health care professionals involved in frontline recruitment to dermatology trials
  • Principal investigators of dermatology trials
  • Trial co-ordinators/clinical research co-ordinators/clinical research nurse co-ordinators
  • Trial methodologists
What is involved?
This online survey takes approximately 10 mins to complete. Each question has a number of answer options or a text box for you to complete.
If you would prefer to give us your answers on paper, please contact the research team (contact details below).

What are the risks/benefits of taking part?
There are no risks in taking part in this survey. Your answers will contribute to the development of an education and training intervention for recruiters to dermatology trials and will benefit the dermatology trials community, both recruiters and participants.

Is participation voluntary?
Participation is voluntary; you have the right to withdraw from the survey at any point up until you submit your answers, after this point we will not be able to identify your answers to withdraw them. If you decide to stop the survey you can simply exit the online survey screen.

Is this study confidential?
Your identity will remain confidential, it will not be possible to link you as an individual to the data and data will be used in compliance with the Data Protection Act. If you volunteer to take part in a follow-up focus group, the personal information that you provide will only be used in relation to this study. By taking part in this survey, you are agreeing that we can use and may publish the data you provide.

Data protection
The reason for processing your personal data in this research is to inform the design of a recruitment training and education intervention for dermatology trials. Only the research team will have access to your personal information: Dr Hannah Delaney, Prof. Valerie Smith (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland), Prof. Declan Devane, Dr Andrew Hunter (National University of Galway, Ireland). All data will be stored securely and destroyed after a period of 7 years as in accordance with the Data Retention Policy. Information from this survey is being processed under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 with the legal basis of: Public Interest; Article 6(1)(e) and Scientific Research purposes; Article 9(2)(j).

Permission and funding
This study is funded by the Health Research Board, Ireland (grant: 2017 HRB-TMRN-2).This study has received Research Ethical Approval from the Research Ethics Committee of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

If you have any questions or would like more information on the study please contact:
Dr Hannah Delaney, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway, Ireland
email: Hannah.delaney@nuigalway.ie or phone: +353 (0)91 495415

Thank you for taking the time to read this information. Your feedback is very important to us, if you would like to take part in the survey please click Next below.

We look forward to hearing from you.