Listing a study on this site does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. The safety and scientific validity of a study listed on ClinicalTrials.gov is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating.
ClinicalTrials.gov, a resource provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), is a registry and results information database of clinical research studies sponsored or funded by a broad range of public and private organizations around the world. Not all studies listed on ClinicalTrials.gov are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. Not all listed studies are regulated and/or reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or other governmental entities.
Information on ClinicalTrials.gov is provided by study sponsors and investigators, and they are responsible for ensuring that the studies follow all applicable laws and regulations. NLM staff do not verify the scientific validity or relevance of the submitted information beyond a limited quality control review for apparent errors, deficiencies, or inconsistencies.
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Before you participate in a study, discuss all options with your health care provider and other trusted advisors. For more information about participating in clinical studies, see Learn About Clinical Studies, which includes questions that you might want to ask before deciding to participate in a study.
For more information about using the information on ClinicalTrials.gov, please also see Terms and Conditions.
See also the Web Policies and Notices for the NIH web site.