Interested in learning about clinical trials? Want to find research that’s happening on a specific health topic? On ClinicalTrials.gov you can do all that, and more! It’s an online database from the National Library of Medicine that has current, up-to-date information about over 400,000 research studies from all over the world.
ClinicalTrials.gov is free to use and doesn’t collect any personal information. Anyone can access it online from a computer or mobile phone. You can find information about specific research studies that are happening now, will happen soon, or have happened in the past, including:
- The study name and its purpose
- Who is conducting the study
- When and where it’s happening
- Who can join and how to get involved
- What researchers learned (the study results)
New updates will make it easier to find and learn about the studies that are relevant to you and the people in your life. The updated ClinicalTrials.gov website will include a new, more modern look and user-friendly features, like:
- Improved search and new filters to help you find the right information
- Plain language information about clinical research that’s clear and easy to understand
- A responsive web experience that adjusts web pages automatically to fit different screen sizes
The updated site hasn’t officially released, but you can try it out by visiting Beta.ClinicalTrials.gov. The ClinicalTrials.gov team plans to keep adding new features, based on feedback from users like you.