Description: 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. 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.
|Experience Level:||Beginning Plus|
|CE Contact Hours:||4, 1|
|Professional Competencies:||Health Sciences Information Services|
|Subject:||Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, NLM Databases|
|Course Type:||e-Learning, RML Offerings|
Educational Objective: 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 how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law.
The Moodle course is divided into three 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. Agenda for 1 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 15 minutes: unique position of health science librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements 5 minutes: Final discussion
Need for This Course: As part of a National Initiative, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the National Library of Medicine assessed a need for training on the Results part of the ClinicalTrials.gov database.
The instructional methods used include Lecture, Slides, and Discussion.
Participant Materials: Access to Moodle website for 4 hour credit course. Access to workstation with internet for 1 hour credit webinar.
Facility Requirements: Attendees will need access to a computer at their own site.