Clinical Trials/Evidence-Based Medicine

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - AHRQ research agenda, grant announcements, health services research, quality measurement, evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines, outcomes research and consumer health information on specific conditions

AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service(ACTIS) - a public health service project sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Library of Medicine, providing current information of federally and privately sponsored clinical trials for persons with AIDS and HIV infection

American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP) - practice guidelines and recommendations from the Academy on various areas of clinical practice

American College of Physicians- the ACP-ASIM Clinical Practice Guidelines site covers many areas of internal medicine, such as screening for cancer and other major diseases, diagnostic testing, treatment options, and medical technology

American Psychiatric Association- online resources, including clinical practice guidelines, regarding the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders

American Society of Clinical Oncology - ASCO clinical practice guidelines regarding cancer treatments, approved medical products and procedures, and medical tests  

CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service - a resource for both patients interested in participating in clinical trials and for research professionals  - a comprehensive clinical trial information center sponsored by the National Cancer Institute

Clinical Trial Finder Mail List- this e-mail list helps recruit patients for clinical trials. Medical facilities post detailed descriptions of their clinical trials along with contact information. To subscribe, send an e-mail to:, subscription message: subscribe ctf your name

Clinical Trial Magnifier - free electronic newsletter from the Clinical Trials Centre at the University of Hong Kong. provides patients, family members, and members of the public with current information about clinical research studies

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(CDSR) - contains full-text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Reviews are structured and systematic, with evidence included or excluded on the basis of explicit quality criteria, to minimize bias. MembersOnlyRed

 Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness(DARE) - includes abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world, which have been critically analyzed according to a high standard of criteria and provides access to quality reviews in subjects for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist. MembersOnlyRed

Good Clinical Practice in FDA-Regulated Clinical Trials  - provides a standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials

HerbMed ®- an interactive, electronic herbal database providing hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an evidence-based information resource

National Guideline Clearinghouse- a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents

PDQ: Physician Data Query - National Cancer Institute's comprehensive database, enables health care providers and their patients to search for ongoing clinical trials from around the world and to find directories of physicians, genetic counselors, and organizations that provide cancer care

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Evidence Based Medicine Course- a review of the principles and usefulness of evidence-based medicine, and how to apply EBM to online searching   

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine- compilation of guideline resources for providing quality care available on the World Wide Web 

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Treatment Research - provides information about trials at M.D. Anderson and includes basic patient information on clinical trials