The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) funds research in human populations to understand the causes of cancer and related outcomes. The program's website is one of its primary communication channels. Extramural researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and members of the public with interests in cancer research comprise its audience. A study was conducted to examine the effectiveness and usability of the website.
Researchers and advocates who participated in the study identified areas of the website needing improvements to enhance usability. Researchers were interested in seeing more information about funding opportunities as well as ancillary information that would help them determine the degree of overlap between their research interests and those of EGRP. Advocates were primarily interested in research findings and looked for content written for lay people. The majority of the content on the website was not presented in a way that appealed to advocates.
Report Title: Iterative Usability Evaluation for the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program Website Final Report
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Rosanna Ng, 301-496-5367
Performer: Cirque Interactive, LLC
Record ID: 9946 (April 30, 2012)