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

Class Details

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. This 1 credit training 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.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Sep 19, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Instructor(s):
Liz Waltman, MLIS, Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator
Contact:
Continuing Education Credits: 
1
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

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. This 1 credit training 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.