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NIH Establishes Clinical Research Network Inventory Web Site

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has established a comprehensive Web portal containing the results of its Inventory and Evaluation of Clinical Research Networks (IECRN) initiative. The resource, available at, is designed to promote collaboration among clinical researchers and networks by identifying research topic areas and networks currently involved in clinical studies. The site provides clinical researchers and the public with an online database containing profiles of all existing clinical research networks. Users can browse the clinical research networks, conduct keyword searches, or use advanced search capabilities. The network inventory information is easily updated, and any new or additional clinical research network may submit information for inclusion to the site.

As part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, the IECRN project is being led by the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the NIH.

Networks that would like to be included in the clinical research network inventory database may submit their information online to or by fax to 877-885-9653.

For further information, contact Dr. Jody G. Sachs at 301 435-0802 or


Last reviewed: 02 August 2006
Last updated: 02 August 2006
First published: 02 August 2006
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