ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian
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.
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.
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.
Kay Deeney, Educational & Outreach Librarian, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region.