An Ethnographic Study of Collaborative Clinical Trial Protocol Writing

  title={An Ethnographic Study of Collaborative Clinical Trial Protocol Writing},
  author={John H. Gennari and Chunhua Weng and David W. McDonald and Jacqueline Benedetti and Stephanie Green},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  volume={107 Pt 2},
Clinical trial protocol documents play an important role in clinical research. However, clinical protocol writing remains a complex and relatively un-studied process. Protocols are often written by teams of people, yet little prior research has captured the problems or analyzed the collaboration support needs of protocol writers. Here we present the results of an initial ethnographic study into the clinical trial protocol writing processes at a representative cooperative clinical trial group… CONTINUE READING

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