Digitrial Package

ELSA Study - University of Birmingham: Early surveillance for Autoimmune Diabetes study

Project description

The ELSA Study lead by Professor Parth Narendran and Dr Lauren Quinn at the University of Birmingham is recruiting 20,000 children in the UK to explore the feasibility and benefits of screening for type 1 diabetes.

The ELSA Study has been delivered in two stages and we have been involved with both. In the initial phase we delivered our standard set of digital communication tools to help with the recruitment of families, parents, children and stakeholders to a series of interviews and focus groups to understand their thoughts on screening children for type 1 diabetes. The package included the main study website, explainer animation and the participant information tool (PIT) to present the PIS online.

The ELSA website has even been used as a case study by the Clinical Research Network as a good example of a study site!

The findings from ELSA 1 were used to design the main ELSA Study. For this second phase of the study we again created a full package of communication tools to support the recruitment of 20,000 children onto the study in multiple sites across the country. We continue to support the study as it goes from strength to strength.

Here is a link to the main study site: ELSA Study Site

Patient Information Animation

Patient Information Animation

Explainer animation to summarise the patient information sheet for the main ELSA Study. We also produced animations for ELSA 1 and an instructional animation to explain how to carry out home testing.


I’ve started to conduct the interviews with parents to gather their feedback on participation in ELSA. An overwhelmingly positive aspect has been the website. All families have commented on how clear and easy to use it is. A few have commented on the quality of the infographics and videos and shown these to their children.

Dr Lauren Quinn, University of Birmingham


We wanted to thank you for supporting the success of the ELSA study!

Dr Lauren Quinn, University of Birmingham

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