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Canadian RCTs to have new registration rules

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:252
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    All randomised controlled trials (RCTs) funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research—Canada's primary funding agency for health research—will require registration with the International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN). The institutes' president, Dr Alan Bernstein, said that the goal was to ensure greater access worldwide to information about the trials.

    Under the ISRCTN scheme—developed by the UK company …

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