DigiKnowIt News is a website where kids come to learn about clinical trials. The website was created by researchers and health professionals with the help of children, teens, and their parents! It has three parts: Investigations, Comic books, and Spotlight videos. In the Investigations, kids act as reporters to uncover information about clinical trials through fun, interactive activities. Using the information they uncover, they write a (fictional) blog for their readers. In the online Comic Books, kids can choose a character to follow through their adventures in a clinical trial. There are fun surprises on every page. In the Spotlight videos, kids can hear from many different kids talking about their own experiences in clinical trials. There is also a special section for parents that includes a guide and videos of parents discussing their families’ experience with clinical trials. Each part of the website helps kids (and parents) learn important information about clinical trials and can help with making a decision about whether or not to be part of a clinical trial in the future.
This website is for you if you have ever wondered…
- What is a pediatric clinical trial?
- Why are clinical trials important?
- Why should kids be in clinical trials?
- What rights do I have in a clinical trial?
- What are the good and not-so-good parts of participating in a trial?
- Who can I talk to before, during, and after a trial?
- What kinds of questions should I ask about participating in a trial?
Start your adventure at DigiKnowIt News here!
Note for Pediatric Clinical Researchers or Organizations:
If you like this freely available version of DigiKnowIt News, learn more about how you can customize and brand this website for your own research or organization and include more content in the website (e.g., needles, scans).
Click here to learn more.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contact No. HHSN268201700010C.