About Publications

Publications from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective and straightforward advice to decision makers and the public. This site includes Health and Medicine Division (HMD) publications released after 1998. A complete list of HMD’s publications from its establishment in 1970 to the present is available as a PDF.


  • Exploring Challenges, Progress, and New Models for ... Released: June 25, 2003
    The workshop summary Exploring Challenges, Progress, and New Models for Engaging the Public in the Clinical Research Enterprise examines the status of current approaches for involving the public and identifies new priorities for public engagement.
  • The Role of Purchasers and Payers in the Clinical Research ... Released: June 12, 2002
    This workshop summary report, The Role of Purchasers and Payers in the Clinical Research Enterprise, documents and summarizes what employers and insurers need from and are willing to contribute to clinical research from both a business and a national health care perspective.
  • Exploring the Map of Clinical Research for the Coming ... Released: December 01, 2000
    During its third meeting in December 2000, the Clinical Research Roundtable held a symposium entitled Exploring the Map of Clinical Research for the Coming Decade. Speakers were asked to describe the infrastructure needs and clinical research environment of the next 10 years. Topics included the role and impact of genomics, bioinformatics, and clinical information systems on clinical research, as well as the future of evidence-based medicine.
  • Public Confidence and Involvement in Clinical Research ... Released: January 01, 2000
    Repeated themes from the meeting suggest that the American public is very supportive of clinical research, that collaborative models where researchers and participants work together tend to be more successful, and that research participants needs must be explicitly address in order to improve recruitment and retention.
  • Summary of the June 2000 Meeting of the Clinical Research ... Released: January 01, 2000
    The centerpiece of the meeting was a mini-symposium in which several invited speakers helped the CRR explore some of the difficulties involved in attracting, training, and sustaining clinical investigators. The group concluded by forming four subgroups to explore potential activities in the areas of data collection, the current and evolving clinical research process, career development, and public involvement in clinical research.