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Posted by Target Ovarian Cancer on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Target Ovarian Cancer is proud to announce that its Clinical Trials Information Centre won 'Best entry from a small charity (for charities with a research spend under £1m)' at the prestigious Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Science Communication Awards.

The Clinical Trials Information Centre was also runner up for ‘Online and social media’ second to Alzheimer’s Research UK who went on to win the overall competition. Diabetes UK and MS Society were the other finalists in the category.

The site gained recognition for its lay out and intuitiveness and the fact that it provides much-needed information and support clearly tailored to its target audience.

The judges were extremely positive about the site and said: “This is an excellent example of an elegant solution to an identified and well-scoped problem.”

The AMRC represents 126 member charities and every two years showcases the best and most original of their member charities’ communications work. The entries are judged by an independent panel of experts in science communication public engagement PR publishing and design.

Dr Simon Newman Head of Research at Target Ovarian Cancer said: “We’re very proud that our Clinical Trials Information Centre won an AMRC Science Communication Award. We were very conscious when designing the website that it should be a simple effective online tool to empower women to discuss clinical trials participation with their clinician. It’s mobile device friendly and trials are easy to find with just your postcode or keyword. It supports both women and health professionals to find the right trials as part of Target Ovarian Cancer’s clinical trials manifesto to support the Government’s Life Sciences Strategy of increasing participation in vital medical research”

Find out more about the awards on the AMRC website.