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Connecting the public with clinical trial options: The ResearchMatch Trials Today tool

  • Jill M. Pulley (a1), Rebecca N. Jerome (a1), Gordon R. Bernard (a1), Erik J. Olson (a1), Jason Tan (a1), Consuelo H. Wilkins (a2) (a3) and Paul A. Harris (a1)...

Abstract

Potential participants seek information about clinical trials for many reasons, but the process can be challenging. We analyzed 101,249 searches in ResearchMatch Trials Today, a free interface to recruiting trials from ClinicalTrials.gov. Searches from March 2015 to November 2016 included a broad range of conditions and healthy volunteer concepts, including 12,649 unique topics. Trials Today data indicate that it is being used to identify trials on a variety of topics.

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*Address for correspondence: P. A. Harris, PhD, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 1050, Nashville, TN 37203, USA. (Email: paul.harris@vanderbilt.edu)

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Connecting the public with clinical trial options: The ResearchMatch Trials Today tool

  • Jill M. Pulley (a1), Rebecca N. Jerome (a1), Gordon R. Bernard (a1), Erik J. Olson (a1), Jason Tan (a1), Consuelo H. Wilkins (a2) (a3) and Paul A. Harris (a1)...

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