April 2022: What’s New on ClinicalTrials.gov Beta

On April 27, 2022, ClinicalTrials.gov Beta website, Release notes section posted an update on the new features, improvements and bug fixes added.

The key updates made in the different sections are as follows:

    1. Study record page
      • Added MeSH terms and FDA drug and device information to the More Information section
      • Added Study record dates just above the Study Overview
      • Added FDAAA 801 Violations information
      • Provided information when a study does not meet the FDA clinical device criteria
      • Added information to the results tab explaining why a user may not see study results
    2. Expanded Access records
      • Updated the Study Overview to show only relevant information
      • Added links to related studies
      • Added links to resources
    3. Expanded download file formats to include comma-separated values (.csv)

Improvements

    1. Study record page
      • Added ability to expand or collapse specific content in the study record
      • Improved mobile design view
    2. Simplified the ability to select data fields for download from the search results or a study record

Bugs fixed

    1. Added a notice when study location information is not available
    2. Corrected accordion behavior in the mobile view
    3. Repaired glossary links missing in mobile view

Additionally, the feature for ‘Advanced search’ will be coming soon.

More information on previous improvements, bug fixes, and upcoming releases can be found at Release Notes | Beta ClinicalTrials.gov.