Project 4

Clinical Trial Site Recruitment 

The CT:IQ GREET project (a Guidance for Recruitment Examining Experiences at Trial sites) has developed recommendations for optimising recruitment which are broadly translational and applicable at the site level. This practical guidance is aimed at site staff who may struggle with the day to day challenges of recruiting participants into clinical trials.

Getting Started 

Our site recruitment guide has been loaded into an online tool called Teachable and is also available in a downloadable PDF document.  Click on the image below to access the online version (or on the link to the right for the PDF version).  You will be required to login to Teachable and set up an account.

Please work through the four sections in the order shown below for practical tips to help improve recruitment.  It also contains useful tools and links to resources, creating a central repository of relevant site recruitment information.  


This is version 1, developed by the collaborative CT:IQ cross industry project team.  The project did not have a budget to develop a bespoke online solution as part of version 1.   We would welcome feedback on content and functionality of version 1.  Please email any feedback to  We are hoping to gain funding in the future to develop a custom built online version.


This project conducted surveys of both site and sponsor staff as well as consumers, to better understand the barriers to clinical trial recruitment. These surveys were delayed in going out whilst waiting for ethics approval (they were only distributed in Nov 2019). The project team are currently analysing the survey results. A report of the survey results will be available on this website page later in 1Q 2020, along with a V2 of the guidance document, incorporating any additional recommendations based on the survey results.

CT:IQ project team

The checklist was developed by a project team from CT:IQ Steering Committee member organisations, bringing a broad range of experience and expertise from within the Australian clinical trials sector to the project. See who was on the project team.


The information contained in this site recruitment guide is for general information purposes only, please use at your discretion.  Results may vary from site to site, we cannot guarantee effectiveness.    We have provided links to numerous third party resources (no-one has paid to be included in this guide, they are provided as examples).