National Network of Libraries of Medicine
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Abstract 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. 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
  • 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.

Class Length: 
1 or 4 hours
Ashley Cuffia, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator
Kay Deeney, MLS, AHIP, Education & Outreach Librarian
Kate Flewelling, MLIS, Executive Director
Elaina Vitale, MLIS, Academic Coordinator
Continuing Education:

Past Classes

This is for the 1 credit webinar, which covers the materials in a survey format with polls and exercises.