Recent articles reminded us of the Clinical Trials Portal launched last fall by IBM and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA).
The Portal allows two broad types of information to be searched for. One is listings (registries) of on-going clinical trials, providing access to basic information, including: brief title, description in lay terms, trial phase, trial type (e.g. interventional), trial status, trial purpose (treatment / diagnosis / prevention), intervention type (e.g. drug / vaccine),
condition or disease, key eligibility criteria (including gender & age), location of trial and contact information. The other broad category of information to which the Portal provides links is the results of completed clinical trials, which are made available in a standard, non-promotional, summary format by various on-line databases.
Patients are using it, and this is a valued resource to have ready in your practice.