Brief Summary Versus Detailed Study DescriptionAug 12, 2021
When entering your Brief Summary and your Detailed Description of your study, keep these tips in mind:
The Brief Summary is intended for a general public audience. It should avoid very technical language and be understandable to readers without a science or research background.
- Tip! Use language from your Consent form that describes your study to write your Brief Description. Just make sure to remove personal pronouns (i.e. change “I/We” to “The Investigators” and “You” to “The participants”)
The Detailed Description can be more technical. You can use language from your protocol to write this section. This is a good place to include your study Aims if you want to.
- Tip! When copying language from your protocol, be sure not to repeat anything described elsewhere in the record (e.g. eligibility criteria or outcome measures).