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. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic.
Participants will be able to:
- Learn about the significance of ClinicalTrials.gov
- Search and interpret the results database Be informed about the number of study records with results, and
- Learn how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law.
Liz Waltman coordinates National Network of Libraries of Medicine SEA programming for Health and Health Information Professionals, the SEA Communications program and supports NNLM SEA’s engagement throughout the region. She is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a Masters in Library and Information Sciences. During her time in the program, she served as the Health Sciences Librarian Intern at Duquesne University. A main responsibility in this role was creating online guides to research topics in the health sciences including Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Music Therapy, and Human Trafficking. Prior to librarianship, Liz earned a B.A. in music education and performance from Ithaca College and a M.M. in music performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Outside the library Liz enjoys music on the bass trombone, baking her way through Mary Berry recipes, and binging on British television shows.