Spotlight: DigiKnowIt News
For researchers and scientists to obtain the most accurate and useful data about treatments or devices for children and adolescents, clinical studies should be conducted with youth. To help children make the decision to participate in pediatric clinical trials, they need to be provided with information to better understand the importance of clinical research and what to expect when participating in a trial. That’s why the prevention scientists at iRT created DigiKnowIt News. With interactive online comics, game-like “investigations”, and videos of youth talking about their experiences, DigiKnowIt News introduces concepts such as control groups, assent, and confidentiality in a fun way without being overly technical or complicated. This is the first evidence-based, educational website for children to learn about pediatric clinical trials.