Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Usable and Useful is the Experimental Therapeutics Program Website?

01/01/2014

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Experimental Therapeutics (NExT) Program accelerates the availability of cancer treatments from the laboratory to the clinic. The NExT website serves to educate scientists in government, academia, and industry about the program and how they may participate in it.

Evaluators found that the site's navigation could be improved, both visually and functionally; the website contained useful information, but was often too text heavy; there were labeling and terminology issues that might confuse users; and various visual design, page layout, and stylistic issues could be addressed to make aspects of the website clearer. Evaluators recommended additional changes, such as rewriting the content of the website based on principles for writing for the web and Plain Language, adding additional content, and revising the overall format of the application and its instructions. 

Report Title: NExT Final Report
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Rosanna Ng, 301-496-5367
Performer: User-Centered Designs, Inc.
Record ID: 9937 (September 25, 2012)

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