Communication of scientific results to the public is a very important part of research. The new EU CTR also requires that the results are communicated to the general public in a language understandable to lay persons. Furthermore, social media provides great dissemination channels for researchers to attract readers.
Lay summaries are a display of clinical study results intended for study participants and the general public. The aim of a lay summary is not only to enhance understanding of complex medical information, but also to increase transparency in clinical research.