The European Medicines Agency (EMA) yesterday launched on online register for clinical trials for the first time. The register provides public access to clinical trial information in the 27 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The information posted is provided by the trial sponsor and is a component of its application to conduct a trial.
The EU Clinical Trials Register increases the transparency of medical research and will make it easier for pateints to find information about clinical trials in progress in Europe. The EMA says it will continue to work to improve the register by enhancng the quality and completeness of data, and improving the search functionality. Plans for the future include the publication of summaries of clinical trial results.
Posted by Bruce Lehr March 26th 2011.