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. This 1.5 credit training covers the materials in a survey format with polls and exercises.
Class Objectives Attendees will
1. Learn about the significance of ClinicalTrials.gov
2. Search and interpret the results database
3. Be informed about the number of study records with results, and
4. Learn the role of health sciences librarians can play to advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law.
Agenda for 1.5 hour webinar
10 minutes: Introduction to ClinicalTrials.gov - what is a clinical trial and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource
25 minutes: Demonstration of ways to search and interpret studies with results on ClinicalTrials.gov
5 minutes: discuss the number of records with results, how to download results
15 minutes: unique position of health science librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements
25 minutes: Hands-on practice search scenarios
10 minutes: Questions and wrap-u
Attendees will need access to a computer at their own site.
MLA CE Credits: 1.5