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Websites with Information About Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials.gov

A service of the National Institutes of Health. The Website provides patients, family members, and members of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Search NIH's database of Federal and private studies taking place nationwide.

FDA's Office of Critical Path Programs

FDA's roles in the Critical Path Initiative include identifying the scientific hurdles hindering medical product development, and serving as catalyst in bringing together stakeholders who are interested in combining their efforts to create new tools for medical product development.

FDA’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity 

Promotes and protects the health of diverse populations through research and communication of science that addresses health disparities.

FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development

Assists and encourages the identification, development, and availability of safe and effective products for people with rare diseases and disorders.

FDA's Office of Pediatric Therapeutics

Comprehensive site containing information about pediatric drug development activities. Regulations, guidances, drug development activities, and information about pediatric advisory committee meetings are available on this Web site.

FDA’s Office of Women’s Health

Promotes the inclusion of women in clinical trials and the implementation of guidelines concerning the representation of women in clinical trials and the completion of sex/gender analysis.

HHS Office for Human Research Protections

Provides leadership, oversight, and guidance related to biomedical and behavioral research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); develops educational programs and materials; and supports the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP), which advises the HHS Secretary on issues related to protecting human subjects in research.

HHS Office for Civil Rights

Promotes and ensures that people have equal access to and opportunity to participate in and receive services in all HHS programs without facing unlawful discrimination. Provides guidance on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (the Privacy Rule).

HHS Office of Inspector General

The HHS Office of Inspector General conducts short-term management and program evaluations that focus on issues of concern to the Department, the Congress, and the public, including such topics as human subject protection and clinical trial oversight. Their reports are available on their Website.


MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government, non-profit and other health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to the medical research literature. It also provides you with a database of full-text drug information and an illustrated medical encyclopedia.

NIH Clinical Research Trials

Provides general information about clinical trials and links to additional information about trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs

Publication information concerning a variety of research-related topics can be found on this webpage.


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