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Parkinson's UK have published a new clear and simple communications toolkit to help researchers share updates with participants. This is useful for any study that involves participants.

Parkinson's UK report that results from a survey of people who had taken part in research, show that 80% of respondents would be more likely to take part in future studies if they received updates from the researchers. 

So they developed a toolkit to make it easy for the research community to communicate with their study participants and help to encourage continuous engagement.

Co-produced with researchers and the Parkinson’s community, the toolkit is designed to keep people who've taken part updated and engaged until the research findings are published.

The toolkit was developed with the HRA (Health Research Authority) and RECs (Research Ethics Committees) and reflects accepted good practice for communicating with participants. 

Whilst this has been designed for the purposes of Parkinson's UK work, it will be useful for any research area that includes participants as part of their studies, whatever that discipline, so take a took!

Click here to read more and download the toolkit