Altmetrics Data (From Altmetric) For About 10,000 ClinicalTrials.gov Records Now Available
From an Altmetric.com Blog Post:
We’re proud to announce today that Altmetric has begun displaying a wealth of online attention paid to clinical trial study records from ClinicalTrials.gov, the world’s largest registry of clinical trials. Operated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health, ClinicalTrials.gov holds registrations from about 200,000 trials from more than 170 countries in the world.
Currently, online attention collected from our various sources since 2014 has been matched to over 10,000 study records from ClinicalTrials.gov; each of these has its own Altmetric details page.
[Our emphasis] Users of the Altmetric Explorer and Altmetric for Institutions can quickly find all tracked ClinicalTrials.gov study records by entering “ClinicalTrials.gov” into the journal filter on the left sidebar. Within the Explorer and AFI, all users can browse through the entire collection of clinical trial study records and read through all the mentions.
[Our emphasis] At the moment, it isn’t possible to use the Altmetric Bookmarklet on ClinicalTrials.gov pages, but we do plan to do this in future. For now, it’s easiest and quickest to access the data using the Explorer/Altmetric for Institutions and our API.
More About Accessing the Data, Screenshots in the Complete Blog Post
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.