Posted on 04 Sep 2023

Communicating with the Public SIG - Meet & Share

Communicating with the Public SIG - Meet & Share

On Wednesday 20 September 2023 the CwP SIG are hosting a Meet & Share session entitled “Protecting the public from undue harm during research studies.”

Alison Rapley and Art Gertel will share their experience of working with ethics committees.
Alison and Art will briefly discuss the role of the Ethics Committee and why writing for the public is an important part of an ethics submission with particular emphasis on the need to use language understandable by the lay person to prepare the application and the participant facing documents such as the Patient Information Sheet, the Informed Consent Form and other documents such as recruitment posters and diaries.
In addition, they will consider how decentralised trial materials may differ from those in a traditional, site-based setting.

Join us to share your questions and experience!

Please register for this session by sending an email to

We will confirm your registration and send a calendar invite with the zoom details. 

This meeting is for EMWA members only, so please ensure your membership is up to date to attend this meeting. 

For more information on the Communicating with the Public Special Interest Group, please visit our website