Last updated July 2020
This project is being funded by a Public Engagement grant from the Wellcome EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering (CME) and is being led by Dr Giovanna Nordio, a postdoctoral research associate in the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences at King’s College London. The project is due to be completed before summer 2021.
The project will generate an illustrated Patient Information Sheet (PIS), adaptable to the PET and / or MRI research studies conducted across King’s College London imaging facilities (e.g., PET centre, St Thomas’ Hospital London or Centre of Neuroimaging Sciences, Denmark Hill). From its creation and implementation, this tool will assist scientists to explain to their participants the study protocol and obtain fully informed consent.
The PIS will be built using a modular structure, where each module represents a specific step of the study. The modular structure will allow the information sheet to be easily adapted for different clinical studies, by simply removing / including specific modules related to the study of interest. The sheet will contain visual elements, also designed to be editable and adaptable for different scenarios. Both the PIS and the elements within it will be designed to be as accessible as possible to all readers.
More details regarding this project will be added in due course, and its progress will be fully documented on the website Blog page.