ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Primary contact information...
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Box 951798, CHS 12-077
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798
United States
Kay Deeney is the primary contact.
Phone: 310-206-0525
Fax: 310-825-5389
Resource URL: http://nnlm.gov/training/clinical_trials/
Region: All

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.

Agenda:

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.