Resources & References

Please browse these links at your leisure. They provide background for the industry as well as TLS's methods and goals. If you have further questions, please contact us at info@transparencyls.com.

What Is a Clinical Trial?

This video is from NIH4Health.  Through a focus on cancer, it describes what is involved in clinical trials in general.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxwKggJ2ACs

This link is to the US Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA. It includes general information that applies to any clinical trial, as well as how to find trials and the FDA's role in the process.
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/byAudience/ForPatientAdvocates/HIVandAIDSActivities/ucm121345.htm

The clinicaltrials.gov site contains information about all clinical trials currently in progress. It can be a bit confusing, so this link points to the glossary, which may be helpful in understanding information on the TLS researcher pages you might want to check out.
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/info/glossary

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a first-of-its-kind nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and informing all parties involved in the clinical trial process.
http://www.ciscrp.org/

General Information on Medical Conditions

The Merck Manual is a solid reference book used by students, clinicians and the general public.  Most of the home page is taken up with information on how to buy the book, but if you look on the left side of the screen, you will see a number of links to useful information about different diseases.
http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/index.html

The Mayo Clinic has terrific resources and educational material for patients on a wide variety of diseases and conditions.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/