A major advantage of the Web is quick access to information, including current research studies. Examples of clinical research efforts of interest to child neurologists include Child-Neuro's listing of Current Studies Seeking Patients , the clinical research database from the National Cancer Institute, and the NIH Clinical Trials Database. A listing of Basic Science Efforts have also been compiled by the Research Committee of the Child Neurology Society.

The Epilepsy Foundation of America has launched the Epilepsy Gene Discovery Project. The purpose of this project is to enlist families with hereditary epilepsy for future participation in clinical genetic research projects. The families provide information about their own pedigree by filling out a questionnaire over the Web. The EFA would then verify the information and match those interested in volunteering their pedig ree with the appropriate genetic researchers. This is an exciting use of Web based resources to collect research information.