Group based research activities

Group-Based Activities in Trials

A key aim at ProofPilot is to expand what we can run trials on. That includes activities that don’t fit the typical clinical site visit model. The traditional study visit model assumes a one participant to one professional interaction. Virtual trials are all the rage right now. Without any interaction from a study professional, participants…

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Alternatives to the Randomized Controlled Trial

ProofPilot’s goal is to “democratize” techniques that determine “what works to improve lives.” Here are alternatives to the randomized controlled trial that are better suited to your research question, a better place to start and easier to pull off. In health and wellness, when we think “proof,” we think randomized controlled trial (RCT). The RCT…

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Lifesum Weightloss and Wellbeing

The Weight Loss and Wellbeing Study

Starting this January, ProofPilot is happy to highlighting one study each month we feel deserves your attention as both a participant and a potential research designer. Take a look. Join the studies as a participant, learn about yourself, earn rewards and contribute to knowledge. Or, use it as inspiration to design and launch your own…

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ProofPilot’s Steps Towards Radical Transparency

Radical transparency describes actions and approaches that open organizational processes and data. Startups like Buffer share top financial info and specific department-wide results every quarter. YouTube stars, Kara and Nate, publish quarterly results as the travel the world with their video cameras. I run a startup. ProofPilot is a platform to design, launch and manage…

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This Isn’t a Strategy to Lower Drug Costs Either

According to a 2015 CDC report, 1 in 10 Americans can’t afford their medications. Since then the problem has gotten worse. Brand-name oral prescription drugs rose more than 9 percent a year from 2008 and 2016. The annual cost of injectable drugs rose more than 15 percent over the same period. After the Bristol-Myers Calgen…

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Participant Study Schedules & Calendars

With the new “What’s Next” participants can see an upcoming study schedule. The release is designed to improve participant engagement, retention and reduce missed study tasks. It’s the New Year. Everyone is setting predictions about the year ahead. With ProofPilot’s first release of 2019, we’re going one better. ProofPilot automatically calculates “What’s Next” based on…

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Calculated Data Elements in ProofPilot

If you know anything about ProofPilot, you know we’re about more than data. ProofPilot study tasks might be rewards, informational givebacks, or even interventions. But, data collection remains an integral part of ProofPilot. Previously collected data trigger later tasks. That previously collected data could be participant self-report. It could be pooled from external data sources…

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Infrastructure & Formatting Release

ProofPilot might not look that different to you this morning. But, behind the scenes, it’s supported now by an entirely different infrastructure. That infrastructure is more secure, more scalable, more disaster resilient, and sets us up for some really exciting releases (and a game-changing partnership) in 2019. We’ll tell you more about that partnership in…

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ProofPilot Air Traffic Control Release: Additional Rule Triggers

Yes, sometimes we struggle a bit to find airline industry lingo to name our product releases. This wasn’t one of those times. Like an automated air traffic controller, the ProofPilot rules engine makes sure that every study task arrives and expires at the right time under the right conditions. New and Updated Rule Trigger Options The…

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The ProofPilot Video Intro Series

At ProofPilot, our goal is to make it as easy to design and launch a clinical trial, evaluation or other kinds of human subjects research study as it is to manage a blog post. Self-service is a big part of that. So, armed with Camtasia Studio and Wistia, we’ve released the first three videos in…

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