Journal article

Clinical trials registries: A reform that is past due

JL Gold, DM Studdert

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics | Published : 2005


In this paper, we support the establishment of a prospective registry for clinical trials as a means of promoting drug safety and scientific integrity. First, we outline why clinical trial registration is important today. Second, we describe registry initiatives by government and private organizations. Third, we outline several important limitations to existing registries. Finally, we propose a set of elements that we believe are integral to a successful clinical trials registry.