John Lenehan of Hibernia College recently presented some statistics and an update of use of our EUPATI website in a webinar. John has been not only managing the website, but updating it and maintaining it since before its launch in January 2016.
Since the launch, there has been an average of 8,500 page views per month. While this is the average, it has been growing month on month, from 6,000 in February to 13,800 today. We have experienced more than 89,600 individual visits with over 200,000 page views!
Italy has the highest number of visitors, followed by Germany, UK, Russia, Spain and France. Outside of Europe, we have been visited by people from the US, Mexico, Columbia, India and Peru! While those are the countries, the languages used are English first, followed at a distance by Italian and Spanish, further back by German, Russian and French.
By categories, the most visited (in English) are the Basics of Medicines Development, followed by Clinical Development and Trials. Further back is Drug Discovery, followed by Health Technology Assessments, Pharmaceutical Development, Regulatory Affairs and Personalised Medicines.
The top article viewed (also in English) is an Introduction to Clinical Research, followed by the Phases of Clinical Development and Best Practices for Patient involvement. The top ten downloaded files (usually presentations) have been downloaded more than 250 times (most of these have been available for only half the year).
More than half of our visitors are between 25 and 44. About 15% are 18-24 and another 15% on the other side, 45-54. Older people make up the rest. Unsurprisingly, two thirds of our visitors have been women, not dissimilar to the number of expert patients in our Course, and quite possibly similar to the number of patient advocates overall. People usually are sitting down when they reach us (only 22% use mobiles or tablets).
As far as most-visited parts of the website, it seems the Basics of Medicines Development are visited often. We need to investigate to see if we need to emphasize or highlight this material more.
We mentioned the Patient Expert Course earlier, the whole Course of which is available to download (using a Moodle archive file), and is available in English right now.
We will be soon be doing two more surveys, one for patients and patient groups on how they have actually used the material (see article in this issue of the Newsletter), and the other a general exit survey of who you are, why you have come to the site, and if it has been useful for you. Please take the time to fill out both surveys as it will help us better modify or adapt the tools we offer so you can get better use out of all of it!