Altmetric tracking online attention for records

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Altmetric has announced that it is now providing attention data for individual records published on the platform, meaning that patients, researchers, healthcare professionals, regulators, and many others can now read the conversations and media coverage surrounding specific clinical trials, even before results have been published. 

The world’s largest registry of clinical trials, is operated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health, and holds registrations from about 200,000 trials from more than 170 countries in the world.

Available to users of the Altmetric Explorer, Altmetric for Institutions, and Altmetric API applications, online attention data collected so far (from a variety of sources including mainstream media outlets, Wikipedia, public policy documents and blogs) have been matched to over 10,000 trial records.

As well as browsing the full data set, users can retrieve attention data for an individual clinical trial by inputting the study record’s National Clinical Trials (NCT) identification number.