We’ve written before about the volume of data we pull from ClinicalTrials.gov (CT.g), and how we clean up the dataset to use in our analytics products. We wanted to share 8 interesting stats with our audience about this dataset. The following is directly from BrackenData’s ClinicalTrials.gov Overview tool, and are updated as of 6/20/2016.

 

There are over 215,000 trials registered on CT.g.

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Of these trials, there are 19,806 uinique sponsors.

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Last year, there were 23,548 new clinical trials registered.

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New trials were submitted at an average rate of 452 per week!

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March is the most popular month to register a clinical trial. In March 2015 there were 2,140 trials registered.

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Of all the trials in our dataset, GlaxoSmithKline has sponsored the most. They’ve sponsored 2,974 trials to date, followed by the National Cancer Institute at 2,670.

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Last year, Hoffman-La Roche sponsored more trials than any other organization. In 2015 they were involved with 171 new trials.

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Medical device trials make up 10.6% of all clinical trials registered since 1999. In 1999 Medical Devices made up 1.12% of trials. In 2015 they made up 15.63% of registered trials. Read about the increasing trend of medical device trials.

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