The Web site ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research with human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov offers information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations and phone numbers for more details. You can search for clinical trials by type and location, eg, breast implants and New York. Do a focused search by disease, location, sponsor or treatment or browse by condition, sponsor or status. If you click on “condition” you can find out what studies are recruiting participants – with information listed either alphabetically or by disease heading. Disease headings include bacterial, digestive, immune and connective tissue. A search by funding organizations, ie, sponsors, turns up federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as 272 private corporations. The lists include trials no longer recruiting patients. If you want to restrict your search to trials of a certain status, you can find trials that are not yet recruiting, recruiting, no longer recruiting and completed.
Resource information includes information explaining and describing clinical trials, studies in the news, consumer information about genes and genetic conditions, authoritative consumer health information and research supported by the NIH.