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E-learning modules for registration of Clinical Trials in India launched

The Clinical Trials Registry- India (CTRI), hosted at the ICMR’s National Institute of Medical Statistics (http://nims-icmr.nic.in), launched a free and online public record system for registration of clinical trials being conducted in India. Trial Registration in the CTRI has been made mandatory by the Drugs Controller General (India).

E-Learning Modules for Registration of Clinical Trials in India was launched on 24th September, 2015 by Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, Department of Health Research (DHR) and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Dr <g data-gr-id="20">Swaminathan,</g> mentioned that: “The vision of the CTRI is to ensure that every clinical trial conducted in the region is prospectively registered with full disclosure of the trial data set items”. She added that the “e-learning modules developed by Clinical Trials Registry- India, ICMR & WHO will ensure efficient registration of trail data in the CTRI and thereby build the capacity of individuals or institutions undertaking clinical research in India”.

“The e-learning modules are user-friendly training software consisting of a total of 14 modules. The modules will explain essential details to the user about how to register a clinical trial on CTRI website, explain the points to remember and describe the critical processes by which the trial data will be reviewed and approved by the scientists in CTRI,” said Dr Arvind Pandey, Director, National Institute of Medial Statistics, New Delhi. “These modules would be deployed and made available free of cost to any researcher who registers on the CTRI,” he said.
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