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Online Resource for Recruitment research in Clinical triAls (ORRCA)

  Created on Monday, 07 Nov 2016. Posted in Toolkit/Database

The new ORRCA online database is a great resource for trialists seeking to maximise recruitment and trial methodologists who want to explore gaps in recruitment research. Following a review of 40,000 abstracts, a team of researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (HTMR) recruitment working group and the Health Research Board Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB TRMN) Ireland assessed the eligibility of over 3000 full text articles and categorised their content against recruitment themes.

The database currently contains 1000+ articles with new additions every week. Articles can be filtered against categories such as recruitment theme, research methods, health area, age and gender to help you find relevant research and case studies.