We’re pleased to announce that Altmetric has begun displaying a wealth of online attention paid to clinical trial study records from ClinicalTrials.gov, the world’s largest registry of clinical trials. 

This new development means that users of Altmetric's applications will now be able to read the conversations and media coverage surrounding specific clinical trials, even before results have been published.  

ClinicalTrials.gov is operated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health, and holds registrations from about 200,000 trials from more than 170 countries in the world.

As well as browsing the full data set, users can retrieve attention data for an individual clinical trial by inputting the study record’s National Clinical Trials (NCT) identification number. To date, Altmetric have found online mentions for over 10,000 trial records. 

Take a look at our blog for more information on the tracking and how the data can be accessed.