ClinicalTrials.gov is a public registry of clinical trials maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The website is designed to provide patients, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical trials on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) is a web-based tool developed for submitting clinical trials information to ClinicalTrials.gov.
Why Register Clinical Trials?
- Commitment to research participants
- Scientific Integrity
- Ethical standards
- Responsible stewardship of federal funds
- Required by Law (FDAAA)
- Required by NIH (for NIH-funded research; whole and partial)
- Required for Journal Publication (ICMJE)