ClinicalTrials.gov Database Updated with Enhancements to Improve Usability
Most of the features provided in the current release were previously available for public testing on the beta site starting in November (see New ClinicalTrials.gov Beta Version Available for Public Testing). This article highlights newly added key features, which were informed by research with end-users representing various stakeholder groups and the NLM partnership with 18F, a federal government digital services consultancy.
Information about future changes to ClinicalTrials.gov will be provided on a new What’s New page.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world operated by NLM. The database contains information on over 261,000 clinical studies and expanded access (or “compassionate use”) to investigational new drugs. Summary results entries for over 29,000 of these studies are also posted in a tabular format on ClinicalTrials.gov. Information listed on ClinicalTrials.gov is provided and updated by the study sponsor or investigator, and listing does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government.
- Updated Search on Homepage
- Updated Modify Search on Results Page
- In-Context Glossary Display
- Results Submitted Tab
- Updated Study Record Layout
About Gary Price
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.