UpToDate is an evidence-based, peer-reviewed information resource available via the Web, desktop/laptop computer and mobile device. It covers over 8300 topics in 16 medical specialties. Physician editors and authors continuously review and update contents; an updated version is released every four months. UpToDate is the equivalent of an Evidence Based Textbook, that provides answers about […]

WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

Interest in the area of Clinical trials is increasing, with many new developments in the country. One important site of interest for those involved in Clinical Trials is the WHO ICTRP. The mission of the WHO ICTRP is to ensure that a complete view of research is accessible to all those involved in the health […]

The Clinical Trials Registry – India

The Clinical Trials Registry- India (CTRI) is an online register of clinical trials being conducted in India. Any researcher who plans to conduct a trial involving human participants, is expected to register the trial in CTRI before enrollment of the first participant. Registration of trials in the CTRI is free. All registered trials will be […]

The Cochrane Library and ERMED

1. The Cochrane Library has six databases. Many tend to think that the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Library are the same. In addition to Systmatic Reviews, the Library has five other databases – DARE – which has abstracts of “Other systematic reviews”, CENTRAL – the database of clinical trials, COCHRANE METHODOLOGY REGISTER – […]

PubMed Redesign

1. PubMed Redesign. In the end of October 2009, PubMed – one of the worlds largest indexes to peer reviewed medical journals, underwent a complete redesign. The new interface was launched with the objective of introducing an “easier to use” interface, while promoting scientific discovery. (More details in the NLM Technical Bulletin). Our observations have been that while certain […]