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More on compulsory registration of clinical trials: Complete clinical trial register is already reality for paediatrics

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:480
  1. M Bonati (, head,
  2. C Pandolfini, senior researcher
  1. Laboratory for Mother and Child Health, Mario Negri Pharmacological Research Institute, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milan, Italy

    EDITOR—The issue of trial registration has been considered for years but has only recently become a major issue, as underlined also by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) initiative.1

    Although a single, all inclusive, worldwide register would be optimal, areas such as paediatrics need special attention since difficulties in carrying out paediatric studies have led to a lack of drug safety and efficacy knowledge in children.2 …

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