An editorial on the need to have person-centered research agenda, published in the Annals of Neuroscience.
Price A, Chatterjee P, Biswas R. time for person centered research in neuroscience: users driving the change. Annals of Neuroscience. 2014 Apr;21(2):37-40. doi: 10.5214/ans.0972.7531.210201. PubMed PMID: 25206057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4117163.
There is an exciting opportunity to change the landscape of clinical trials and new interventions. Research can now be tailored to the needs of the public through the use of public led online trials (PLOTs) and participatory research interventions in the form of user driven healthcare. We explore some of the advantages and pitfalls of collaborative participant centered research. Collaboration is made possible through online communication, social media, and the desire of researchers, the public and clinicians to work collaboratively for the common good.