Why do you ask for my contact information?
We need this so we can connect you with the clinical trial professionals and send you a copy of the email sent on your behalf to them.
What happens when i press "send email"?
We draft an email on your behalf and then send the same to the research professional you have selected. A copy of the email is sent to you as well. The research professionals will then be able
How-to interact with Dory?
Dory is programed to be intuitive and easy to use. However, she is still in her adolescence so some of her may not be so obvious. Here are some how-tos that will help you work with her. We advise, be gentle as she can be sensitive.
How can I re-start the matching process?
Just click the small blue circular arrow to the left of the trial widget
How can I change my match results preferences?
Dory tries to rank the clinical trials matching your answers based on three preference criteria, a) distance your from your location, b) treatment risk/popularity and c) recency of the clinical trial. You can always change the preference by using the 'preference' drop down.
How can I find a specific trial?
Dory allows power users or experts to search, rather than browse or be guided. You can find trial using any combination of keywords or other parameters even including the NCT number provided by ClinicalTrials.gov. You can always access the "search" feature using the "Advanced search" link on every page.
How can i share a specific trial with some one?
We provide a detailed page for each trial that matches your profile. This page includes a buttons to share the trial on Facebook, twitter or to email the link to someone.
Still have more questions? Or simply want to talk to Dory, then call us at 347-6-TRIALX or email Dory at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask Dory is a personalized and interactive expert system that enables health consumers to find and connect with clinical trial investigators near them effortlessly. Dory uses an intelligent entropy based decision tree algorithm to narrow down the possible matches by leading patients through a step-by-step question answering system. Dory not only provides patient's intelligent matches, but it also enables patients to talk to research sites in real-time using a ‘live call’ button. When used, Dory automatically dials and connects both the site and patient in the same telephonic conversation.
We hope you will love Dory. Her ever-learning brain can shift through 18,000 currently active trials to connect you or a loved one in just a few clicks.
Dory was built as an application for the National Cancer Institute(NCI) sponsored health application challenge and was adjudged a winner. Dory was built using data from ClinicalTrials.gov. Dory is powered by TrialX.
Dory has several innovative features that sets it apart from similar clinical trial search systems. Her brain uses as an entropy-based algorithm (described below) to find the most appropriate matching trials as quickly as possible. Dory also works as a personal assistant, connecting you to matching site in real-time (using a IP based phone network). And she is warm and friendly to work with.
Give her a try or watch a demo of how Dory could connect you to a trial investigator.
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