The Securities and Exchange Commission is trying to find ways of increasing retail investor use of the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure database.

One way being considered is to make the IAPD webpages on more user friendly.

The agency’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy also plans to be involved in national and international initiatives that promote the importance of checking the registration status of an investment professional before investing.

Included in this new initiative is the promotion of IAPD in a consumer protection campaign the Commodities Future Trading Commission is launching Wednesday.