Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians

Course Description 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.

Instructors Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians Instructors

Middle Atlantic Region

Kate Flewelling, ,

Elaina Vitale, ,

Pacific Northwest Region

Emily Glenn,

Pacific Southwest Region

Kay Deeney, , ,

Southeastern Atlantic Region

Nancy Patterson,

Course Developer

Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, Pacific Southwest Region.