SE/A would like to announce registration for the upcoming online class, “ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians” scheduled for January 13-31, 2014 and facilitated by Andrew Youngkin, SE/A Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator. This session is only open to participants in the SE/A region (MD, VA, DC, WV, NC, SC, GA, MS, AL, FL, PR & USVI).
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. As of July 2013, ClinicalTrials.gov provided access to more than 149,000 study records and more than 9,500 studies with summary results. 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 course is divided into three self-paced modules that each contains a PowerPoint lecture, reading assignments, and a discussion assignment. Module 1 will explain what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource. Module 2 will demonstrate ways to search and interpret studies with results on ClinicalTrials.gov. Module 3 will discuss the number of records with results and the unique position of health science librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements. Class Objectives Attendees will -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.