- Allows researchers to stop juggling with stacks of handwritten surveys and lengthy forms — and the expensive data entry and storage that come with them.
- Enable multiple participation by volunteers – your handheld phone being your tool to participate enables a single person suffering from multiple diseases to participate right from their homes/work stations in multiple researches conducted by various medical institutions simultaneously.
- Reduce Misinterpretation and Duplication of Data Errors – since surveys and activities are captured by your iPhone, there stands less chance of misinterpretation of data collected. Manual entry of survey forms usually face the challenge of data misinterpretation and also collecting data from a single volunteer twice. When submit data over iPhone, it rightly stores your information so will not request you to complete a second round of entering similar data.
- Encourage Active participation by promising mutual benefit – many people feel reluctant to participate in a paper based medical research mainly because they feel they have to share their medical data for no particular personal benefit and so recline from investing time into it. Medical research kit helps participants to share their medical data and get right guidance from the concerned research personnel with regard to their health condition status in understandable format. Thus, medical researchers get their data frequently and participants on a micro level experience timely medical guidance and on a macro level they feel a sense of achievement by contributing to the efforts of medical science to advance.
Above said 8 points mainly contribute to the technical benefit of research kit over other techniques. However one main non-technical reason we can observe why research kit stands high chance to succeed is the growing trend of people across the globe to live online more than offline. If we observe various social sites we learn that people share things more openly online than they share with people when meet face-to-face. Also the growing number of downloading of various mobile apps like whatsapp, hike, etc, point to the fact that chatting online, without age limits, has crossed our communications offline.