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ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian

Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm
Region/Office: National
Dec 7, 2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM ET
Instructor(s):
Elaina Vitale, MLIS, Academic Coordinator

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.

Course Materials

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.