USA – Modernizing ClinicalTrials.gov: NIH Seeks Feedback

As part of a multi-year modernization initiative, the National Institutes of Health’s (NH) National Library of Medicine (NLM) is seeking comments from users and submitters to ClinicalTrials.gov on what can be done to improve the clinical research registry.

The website is home to information on more than 300,000 clinical trials and since 2007, certain trials must be registered and information must be submitted to Clinicaltrials.gov. FDA in 2018 released draft guidance explaining how it can assess fines of up to $10,000 for companies that fail to submit required clinical trial registration and/or results information or submit false or misleading information.

Now, the NLM is updating the technological infrastructure underlying the website (including its application programming interface) and enhancing some of its public-facing components and user experience…