OpenTrials: an open, easy-to-use, linked database of information about the world's clinical trials

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Mar 15th at 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM

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*Please bring your laptop to this interactive session with the OpenTrials Explorer*

The OpenTrials project is an open, easy-to-use, linked database of information about the world's clinical trials, drawing together information from multiple sources, inviting crowdsourced additions, and presenting the information in various formats to various communities. The overall aim of the project is to improve access to information about trials, and to increase transparency.

Facilitators

Jessica Fleminger is a graduate-entry medical student at Worcester College, Oxford. She holds a first-class BA and MEng in Engineering from Trinity College, Cambridge, and spent five years working in
investment banking before turning to medicine. She is an aspiring sceptic, scientist and stoic, who believes in the power of machines to provide new insights into medical research.

Ben Meghreblian works at Open Knowledge International as the Community Manager for OpenTrials. He previously worked at Sense About Science on the AllTrials campaign which calls for greater clinical trial transparency. Ben has a background in psychology and IT, and has interests including open science/access, medicine, technology, and human rights.

Other information

○ Workshop attendees should ideally bring a laptop with sufficient power, as part of this session will ask participants to use the OpenTrials explorer: https://explorer.opentrials.net