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Clinical Trials/Questions

 National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Understanding Clinical Trials – Answers the frequently asked questions about clinical trials, who can participate, benefits and risks, types of clinical trials and phases and explains key terms.

NIH & Clinical Research

National Institute of Aging (NIA) and Alzheimer’s Disease Education And Referral Center (ADEAR)

National Institute of Mental Health

National Library of Medicine (NLM) and NIH

Food and Drug Administration

Project IMPACT (Increase Minority Participation and Awareness of Clinical Trials)

  • Patients/Consumers’ Information on Clinical Trials – Information from the National Medical Association to promote greater participation of African Americans in clinical trials. Discusses types of clinical trials, informed consent, questions to ask, and why participation by minorities is important.

The Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)

Alzheimer’s Association

  • Clinical Studies - The Alzheimer’s Association is a voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Clinical Studies section of their webpage describes reasons to consider participating in a clinical trial, the various phases of clinical trials, informed consent, and how to find a study.


Society for Women’s Health Research

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Research Protections



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This pathfinder was supported by a Carnegie-Whitney Grant awarded by the American Library Association to the Shimberg Health Sciences Library, University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Created by Allison M. Howard, MLIS, AHIP with assistance from John Orriola, MA, M.Ed, AHIP for the Spanish translations.