Designing health-research surveys online is difficult enough and dealing with non-response on top of that can make it seem impossible to get good data.

Factors that Affect Non-Response Rates

There are a multitude of factors that affect nonresponse rates for surveys; notably, the perception of burden and incentives are two big ones.


The burden that…

Cannabis is certainly a hot topic and has only gained popularity in the past few years as it has become a legal substance in Canada and cannabis products becoming more prevalent and legalized in the US.

Cannabis has been touted for both medical benefits — primarily from Cannabidiol (CBD), the…

Capturing Sex in Clinical Research

In the world of health innovation, clinical trials help us understand the efficacy of new technologies with the help of research participants.

Sex and gender are two important measures that need to be captured in clinical trials and research studies. Previously used interchangeably, sex and gender are distinct measures. In…

What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are health research studies conducted in a medical setting to aid the development of novel medicine, vaccines, and treatments by gathering important physiological data. Without clinical trials, we would not have over-the-counter pills, antibiotics,¹ or even the COVID-19 vaccine! Because clinical trials help us all achieve an improved…


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