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WHO calls for registration of all clinical trials

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1232
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The World Health Organization is calling for all medical research involving humans to be registered at the earliest possible stage of its development. It is also calling for 20 key features of the research project to be made publicly available.

    WHO made the recommendation as the world's first international clinical trials day was held in Brussels on 19 May. Organised by the European clinical research infrastructures network, the European Commission, and WHO, the annual event is designed to raise general awareness about the methods and challenges of such research.

    WHO's proposal for voluntary registration …

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