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

Course 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. 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. The 4 credit Moodle course is divided into three modules that contain PowerPoint lectures, reading assignments, and discussion assignments. The 1 credit webinar covers the materials in a survey format with polls and exercises.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • 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.

Course Materials

Continuing Education

This course has been approved for 1 or 4 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units. 4 hours is for the Moodle course; 1 hour is for the webinar.

Instructors

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

Greater Midwest Region

Tiffany Tawzer, Technology Coordinator

Middle Atlantic Region

Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, ,

Pacific Northwest Region

Gail Kouame, Public Health Outreach Coordinator,

Mahria Lebow, Regional Technology Coordinator, ,

Pacific Southwest Region

Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, ,

Lori Tagawa, Community Outreach Coordinator, , ,

South Central Region

Cheryl Rowan, Consumer Health Coordinator, ,

Southeastern Atlantic Region

Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies Evaluation Coordinator,

Update Authors

Editors: Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, Pacific Southwest Region; Lori Tagawa, Community Outreach Coordinator.