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We know that clinical trials are complex and that meeting regulatory requirements is vital.

Turning your clinical study report into something a lay person can understand, in a non-promotional way, is a challenge that requires time and resource.

You’ve completed your clinical trial. Now what? 

Well, according to a new EU ruling - EU Clinical Trials Regulation No. 536/2014 - all clinical trial sponsors must provide a lay summary of their results within one year of completing the trial.

Patient-centricity isn’t just about meeting regulatory requirements though, but going a step further and creating something truly ‘lay friendly’. 


We can get you there, no matter what stage of the process you are at. 

What is a clinical trial lay summary?  

A brief outline of the design and results of clinical studies written using plain English is called a lay summary. These summaries (also called layperson summary, plain language summary, lay language summary, simple language summary, and trial results summary) are intended to make the clinical results of these studies understandable and accessible to patients and caregivers. 

Our team has extensive experience of information design, lay writing and knowledge of clinical trials.

We have already worked with a number of top pharmaceutical companies to develop lay summary materials – we can help you too

  • Meet regulatory requirements

  • Reduce demand on internal resource

  • Submit high quality, truly ‘lay’ summaries

You may just be setting up your approach to writing lay summaries or already have drafts in the pipeline. We can help whatever stage you may be at and create a project that is bespoke to you.

Our services include:


  • Writing a lay summary from a clinical study report synopsis

  • Enhancing an existing lay summary

  • Creating a lay summary template

  • Graphic design and layout

  • Proof reading

  • Translation into other languages

User engagement

  •  Lay person input and review

  •  User Testing to inform summary design and content

  • Bespoke training

  • Training your team in writing for lay readers

Check out our guide to clinical trial lay summaries

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