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.