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Social media and medical research, a story from Oz

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Thanks for visiting my blog. I am Chair of INVOLVE - the UK's national advisory group on public involvement - and NIHR National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research. I was CEO at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) from 2006 until 2011. My full profile can be found on the 'Biography' page. The views on here are all personal ones unless otherwise stated. I hope you enjoy some of the things I write and/or find a useful link or two along the way.

I am in international mood today.  From the United States to Australia.  Unfortunately not via Hawaii.

This was sent to me this morning and it’s basically a report of a paper appearing in the Journal of Internet Medical Research about the viability of using social media in medical research. Interesting snapshot discussion around the pitfalls – i.e. sample bias, suggestion of lower recruitment levels than traditional methods – and summary of projects underway by pharma in using social media.

 

 

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