Trusts must tell the public about their research so they can build support for this vital work and encourage people to get involved. By Alison Moore

HSJ’s clinical research special report is available to download.

What patients and the public know about clinical research − and where they get their information from − is likely to affect their views of it and whether or not they will get involved, given the chance.

But a recent “mystery shopper” study by the National Institute for Health Research’s clinical research network highlighted how difficult it is for people to get information about research.

Download HSJ’s clinical research special report for free.