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

Class Details

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 self-paced course is divided into three modules that contain PowerPoint lectures, reading assignments, and discussion assignments.

This course has been approved for 4 MLA CE.
This course has been approved for 4 hours for MLA CHIS Level I or Level II.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Aug 14, 2017 to Sep 1, 2017

Abstract

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.

Course Developer

Kay Deeney, Educational & Outreach Librarian, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region.