ClinicalTrials.gov received a new set of usability updates last month, including additional local search functions, a new glossary feature and redesigned study record pages.
The homepage now allows visitors to limit searches to currently recruiting studies, or studies planning to recruit participants in the future. Results also can be filtered to within range of a specified city, making it easier for potential participants to find open and accessible clinical trials.
The National Library of Medicine, which maintains the online database, described the changes as the first in a series. Much of the functionality was available in public beta testing earlier in the fall. Future updates will be listed on a What’s New page.