What is ClinicalTrials.gov?

ClinicalTrials.gov provides researchers and members of the public with free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Functionally a database for study listings and results, ClinicalTrials.gov hosts a list of clinical trials that are both federally and privately funded not only in the United States, but in more than 160 countries worldwide.

ClinicalTrials.gov is sponsored and supported by the National Institutes of Health and its National Library of Medicine in conjunction with the FDA. Each listing outlines the purpose of the study, defines its recruitment status, lists the disease or condition associated with the study, gives an overview of the study design, and provides the participation criteria and contact information. This site also lists study results which make it a resource for current clinical trials and trials that have concluded.

To see what clinical trials are currently listed on ClinicalTrials.gov, visit their user-friendly search engine to find active clinical trials based on a specific disease, condition, or any other topic of interest.