Clinical Trials: What, Where, When?

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Currently randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are a key stage in the development of new drugs. Despite the huge scale of the CT market, general awareness of the issue remains low and the society has formed a number of stereotypes and misconceptions about CTs. The presented review of Russian and foreign studies provides the information on the level of general awareness of clinical research in different countries, as well as among patients and practitioners. The conducted literature analysis demonstrates that awareness of clinical trials remains low both in society at large and among patients or in the professional community of practitioners. According to foreign studies, only 20–30% of respondents have heard anything about medical research while a relatively small percentage of respondents have more complete knowledge of RCTs. Among practitioners, only one in five is sufficiently informed about CTs while, according to different data, only about half fully realize what evidence-based medicine is and understand the importance of CTs as a source of reliable knowledge in everyday practice.

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Olga S. Kobyakova

Siberian State Medical University

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0098-1403

Head of Division of General medical practice of Siberian State Medical University, DMedSc, professor.

2, Moscovsky trakt, 634050 Tomsk.

SPIN-код: 1373-0903

Russian Federation

Ivan A. Deev

Siberian State Medical University

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4449-4810

Professor of  Division of  Faculty pediatrics, DMedSc.

SPIN-код: 2730-0004

Russian Federation

Evgeny S. Kulikov

Siberian State Medical University

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0088-9204

Professor of Division of General medical practice of Siberian State Medical University, DMedSc.

SPIN-код: 9934-1476

Roman I. Shtykh

Siberian State Medical University

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9060-7428


SPIN-код: 3988-4881

Russian Federation

Igor D. Pimenov

Siberian State Medical University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3866-100X


SPIN-код: 3757-0769

Russian Federation

Olga I. Zvonareva

Siberian State Medical University

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5548-7491

Researcher at the Central Research Laboratory.

SPIN-код: 9145-4513

Russian Federation

Igor V. Mareev

Goldberg Research Institute of Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine, Tomsk National Research Medical Сеntеr of the Russian Academy of Sciences

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0700-121X

Clinical pharmacologist at Goldberg Research Institute of Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine.

SPIN-код: 9629-3810

Russian Federation


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