Educational Links to Research

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (English)
This National Institutes of Health member supports research on sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and other blood diseases.  Highlights include an interactive presentation on research in children.

National Cancer Institute (English/Spanish)
This National Institutes of Health member supports cancer research, education, and prevention in children and adults. Highlights include:

CenterWatch (English/Spanish)
This site provides useful background information on how and why clinical research is conducted. It includes a glossary of research terms and a guide about informed consent.

AIDSinfo: A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (English/Spanish)
Highlights include the following:

Cure Search (English/Spanish)
This site is sponsored by the Children's Oncology Group (COG)
Covered topics include: 

United States Department of Health & Human Services (English)
The federal Office for Human Research Protections oversees human research conducted in the U.S. and in many other countries. This site provides regulations, policies, and guidance regarding research on children. (English)
This National Institutes of Health-sponsored registry lists federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. It also provides information about a clinical trials’ purpose, who may take part, locations, and phone numbers.

MedlinePlus (English/Spanish)
This online service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides current health news and topics, a medical encyclopedia, and medical dictionary.