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ClinicalTrials.gov is a Web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions.

ClinicalTrials.gov Videos and Presentations

General Resources about Clinical Trials for Patients

ClinicalTrials.gov Information for Medical Librarians

NNLM PSR offers a three-week Moodle course for medical librarians: ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians. This course has been approved for 4 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education units.

Course 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. The 4.0 credit Moodle course is divided into three modules that contain PowerPoint lectures, reading assignments, and discussion assignments.


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.

Resources about ClinicalTrials.gov for Researchers

Clinical Trial Data Resources