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Database containing listing of Federal and non-Federal clinical research studies. Information on who may participate, purpose of the trial, location, and contact information is included.
Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP)
Database of Federal biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions. Users can search CRISP for scientific concepts, emerging trends and techniques, or identify specific projects and/or investigators.
Database containing more than 14 million biomedical references, abstracts, and articles. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. It is an Agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices
Searchable version of NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, which lists medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities.
NIH Health Information Page
Database of 3,000 NIH publications that is organized by conditions and diseases and body systems.
NIH Radio News Service
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Other Federal Government Sites

Access America for Seniors
A service maintained by the, the Federal government's official Web portal. Access America for Seniors provides information on consumer protection; education, jobs, and volunteerism; Federal and State agencies; health; law and regulations; retirement and money; taxes; and travel and leisure to the general aging population.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Agency responsible for supporting research designed to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care. AHRQ works with both the public and private sectors to build the knowledge base for what works—and does not work—in health and health care and to translate this knowledge into everyday practice and policymaking.
Administration on Aging (AoA)
Federal focal point and advocate agency for the aging population. AoA provides home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers. It promotes the dignity and independence of older people and helps society prepare for an aging population. AoA's Web site features aging news and sections for the press, elders and their families, professionals, and AoA grant programs.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Aging Activities
Data Warehouse on Trends in Health and Aging, Longitudinal Studies of Aging, Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, and information on Aging Research. The NCHS Aging Activities are Supported by the NIA.
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
Service that encourages cooperation and collaboration among Federal agencies to improve the quality and utility of data on the aging population. The Forum evaluates existing data resources and limitations, stimulates new database development, encourages cooperation and data sharing among Federal agencies, and prepares collaborative statistical reports.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Information about Buying Medicines Online; Food, Nutrition, and Cosmetics; Seniors and Food Safety.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Administers the Medicare program and collaborates with State governments to administer Medicaid. It is responsible for simplifying standards from the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act of 1996 and quality standards in health care facilities through its survey and certification activity.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Prevention Pathways Online Courses

Online prevention courses available to the public free of charge. Some courses are intended for professionals and offer continuing education credits, and others provide helpful information to the general public. Three courses focus on the aging population: (1) "Out of the Shadows: Uncovering Substance Use and Elder Abuse", (2) "At Any Age, It Does Matter: Substance Abuse and Older Adults", and (3) "Alcohol, Medication and Older Adults: For Those Who Care About or Care for an Older Adult".

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