Contrary to the outdated image of the non-interventional study (NIS) as a pure marketing instrument, this kind of study is particularly suitable for emphasizing the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of a drug under real life conditions. Within the recent years, the call for observational real-world-data gained in its strength, as well as the demand for insights into the patients’ requirements, wishes and preferences. Therefore, NIS experience a well-founded period of blossom.
However, the field of NIS is broad – depending on the scientific question of the project, one can choose from a large variety of NIS subtypes determined by different study designs. The following NIS planner infographic serves as a quick guide for the planning of your NIS. It navigates you along the core pillars of study conceptualization and helps you to determine the fundamental cornerstones of your NIS.