19 July 2018
First of its kind: a framework to optimise value in patient-oriented clinical research
In news from our network, the University Hospital Basel has announced the publication of the INQUIRE framework, a first of its kind set to optimise patient-oriented clinical research, internationally. This framework initiated by the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel, brings together the best of thinking from 7 stakeholder groups across 16 countries who took part in a rigorous Delphi process to distil their combined expertise into distinct steps. It outlines how to apply 6 quality dimensions (building blocks) to each stage of the lifecycle of a study. This accessible step-by-step INQUIRE framework can make futile, wasteful research become obsolete.
The full article, “Academic response to improving value and reducing waste: A comprehensive framework for INcreasing QUality In patient- oriented academic clinical REsearch (INQUIRE)”, is available through open access from PLOS Medicine.