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ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians

3 weeks

Class Description
ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. As of March 2014, ClinicalTrials.gov provided access to more than 163,000 study records and more than 11,000 studies with summary results. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. This course is divided into three self-paced modules that each contains a PowerPoint lecture, reading assignments, and a discussion assignment. Module 1 will explain what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource. Module 2 will demonstrate ways to search and interpret studies with results on ClinicalTrials.gov. Module 3 will discuss the number of records with results and the unique position of health science librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements. Class Objectives Attendees will -Learn about the significance of ClinicalTrials.gov -Search and interpret the results database -Be informed about the number of study records with results, and -Learn how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law. Available for 4 MLA CE credits; approved for Level I CHIS credit.

Current training opportunities for this class:

Date Site RML/Center Register
Tuesday
September 2, 2014 - September 22, 2014
3 week self-paced course
Online Middle Atlantic Region Register
Preference given to NN/LM members in NY, NJ, PA and DE
Monday
September 8, 2014 - September 26, 2014
Online Midcontinental Region Register
Registration deadline:
September 2, 2014

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