International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)

News and Events

24 June, 2014

Bristol-Myers Squibb has expanded its access to clinical trial data with its new collaboration with Duke University through the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). Bristol-Myers Squibb will expand access to a broader set of clinical trial information and allow an independent scientific review through DCRI of requests from researchers who meet specific requirements. This collaboration is an initiative by Bristol-Myers Squibb to enhance its policies on research transparency and disclosure of clinical trial information.

19 June, 2014

As of July 21st, 2014, the posting of clinical trial summary results in European Clinical Trials Database (EudraCT) will be mandatory for sponsors. EudraCT is managed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)

12 June, 2014

University of Central Lancashire launches Lancashire's first clinical trials unit. This new clinical trials unit is planning to become the UK hub for Global Stroke Study.

16 April, 2014

On December 20th, 2013 an agreement was reached between the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU and the Parliament on the Clinical Trials Regilation. On April 16, 2014, the new Regulation No 536/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use, and repealing Directive 2001/20/EC was adoped. It entered into force on June 16th, 2014 and will apply no earlier than May 28th, 2016.


6 December, 2013

The Government of Canada amended the Food and Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law - Bill C-17) to include the requirement that both positive and negative decisions about drug authorizations be disclosed on a public website, and clinical trial information be disclosed on a public registry. The amendments would enable Health Canada to strengthen its Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework announced by the Minister in April 2014.

7 August 2013

Today the Thai Clinical Trials Registy (TCTR) became a member of the Primary Registry Network of ICTRP. TCTR is also becoming a data provider and trials registered with TCTR will be added to the ICTRP database in early September 2013. This addition promotes research transparency and ensures the registration of all clinical trials conducted in Thailand.

26 March 2012

Today the EU Clinical Trials Register (EU-CTR) became a data provider to ICTRP Search Portal. This addition provides wider access to the information contained in ICTRP and contributes to the dissemination of information related to authorised clinical trials for use by the scientific community and the public.

16 September 2011

It is now possible to download results of the search into XML. This is an initial implementation and will be followed by future versions.

14 September 2011

Today the EU Clinical Trials Register (EU-CTR) became a member of the Primary Registry Network of ICTRP. It is hoped that the EU-CTR will become a data provider before the end of 2011.


5th April 2011

The first Primary Registry including trials in both Spanish and English was announced today with the addition of the Cuban Public Registry of Clinical Trials / Registro Público Cubano de Ensayos Clínicos (RPCEC) to the WHO Registry Network.


29 June 2010

Today the Clinical Research Information Service (CRiS) of the Republic of Korea has become a data provider to the ICTRP Search Portal. This means you can now find trials registered in their registry by searching the ICTRP Search Portal.

21 June 2010

Today the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) became the first partner to use the ICTRP Web Service to display clinical trial search results from the ICTRP database on its website. They have developed a main clinical trials search page as well as condition specific pages. For example, if you are looking up information on asthma, there is a page that automatically shows a listing of clinical trials from the ICTRP database related to this condition. Once on this page, the search can also be further refined. Further condition specific pages can be found under the link "Health A-Z" on their site.


26 May 2010

The Clinical Research Information Service (CRiS) of the Republic of Korea has become the latest registry to join the list of Primary Registries in the WHO Registry Network. This means that CRiS conforms to WHO registry criteria and that registering trials with CRiS satisfies the trial registration policies of many medical journals.

24 May 2010

You can now search the ICTRP Search Portal on your phone. The address to type into your internet browser is:
http://apps.who.int/trialsearch/ictrpmob.aspx
You can also find this link on the normal homepage of the Search Portal.


27-28 April 2010

A meeting to discuss a potential Clinical Trials Registry Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was held in Washington DC, 27-28 April 2010. The overall aim was to discuss the potential development of a cooperative network of interoperable national and regional clinical trials registries in the region. Specific aims were:

  • To share the current state of development of the ICTRP and the participation of LAC
  • To develop a strategy for achieving clinical trial registration in LAC, including:
    • A strategy for developing a cooperative network of primary and partner registries meeting WHO criteria and a single regional registration platform
    • A strategy for developing common and interoperable software platform
    • Sharing the experience of LAC and other regions developing strategies for clinical trial registration
    • Identifying key partners and potential advisers to the implementation

23 February 2010

The Japan Primary Registries Network (JPRN) is now a data provider of the ICTRP Search Portal. The JPRN is hosted by the National Institute of Public Health, Japan and is composed of 3 registries with records in English and Japanese:

  • Japan Pharmaceutical Information Center - Clinical Trials Information (JapicCTI)
  • Japan Medical Association - Center for Clinical Trials (JMACCT)
  • University Hospital Medical Information Network (UMIN)

12-13 February 2010

The first annual meeting of the Middle East Clinical Research Association (MECRA) was held in Beirut, Lebanon 12-13 February 2010, starting with a session dedicated to registering clinical trials in the Middle East. The meeting was opened by Dr. Mohamad Jawad Khalifeh, Minister of Health, Lebanon and was followed by presentations by the ICTRP and the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials.