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Upgraded AACT Database Offers Improved Functionality for Analyzing ClinicalTrials.gov Data

Original AACT vs Updated AACTCTTI has launched an upgraded version of its Aggregate Analysis of ClinicalTrials.gov (AACT) database, which provides an analyzable dataset of all study information (including results) contained in ClinicalTrials.gov. These data can be used to characterize the clinical trials landscape and evaluate trends over time. CTTI gathered user feedback to design enhancements to the tool that would improve the timeliness of data, increase functionality, and make it accessible to a broader group of users.

For years, AACT has been used to uncover insights about the state of clinical trials. The datasets have been downloaded over 17,000 times and resulted in more than 20 publications. With these improvements, AACT will continue to be a valuable resource for assessing the clinical trial enterprise. For example, with the new NIH policy and the Final Rule for FDAAA 801 in effect for clinical trial results reporting, there is an opportunity for more organizations to use this timely and easily accessible data to monitor their compliance.

Previously updated twice per year, the database now resides in the cloud and is refreshed nightly with data from ClinicalTrials.gov. Historical AACT datasets also remain available for comparison. Researchers can query the database directly or download it as a static dataset. The new version of AACT is based on open-source technologies and requires no proprietary software.

Learn more about CTTI’s State of Clinical Trials Project.