Resources

Government Agencies

ClinicalTrials.gov

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), through its National Library of Medicine (NLM), has developed this site in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Clinicaltrials.gov offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. ClinicalTrials.gov contains tens of thousands of clinical studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, and private industry. Studies listed in the database are conducted throughout the United States and in over 130 countries, and searches may be conducted by diagnosis, by sponsor or by recruitment status. ClinicalTrials.gov provides information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and contact information to learn more details. In addition to providing listings, the website offers detailed information to help the reader understand how clinical trials are structured and governed. For more information, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the U.S. federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. For more information, visit www.cancer.gov.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the U.S. federal government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. For more information, visit www.nccam.nih.gov.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. For more information, visit www.niams.nih.gov.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the United States’ medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. The NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world and is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda. For more information, visit www.nih.gov.

United States Department of Health and Human Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. federal government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. For more information, visit www.hhs.gov.

United States Social Security Administration

The U.S. Social Security Administration’s mission is to deliver social security services that meet the changing needs of the public. The Administration delivers services through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and their State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services. For more information, visit www.ssa.gov.