Clinical Trial Registry of India (CTRI) launched.

Clinical Trial Registry of India (CTRI) has been launched recently by National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS), an initiative from ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research).

The mission of the Clinical Trials Registry-India (CTRI) is to encourage all clinical trials conducted in India to be prospectively registered before the enrollment of the first participant and to disclose details of the 20 mandatory items of the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) dataset. In this manner the CTRI hopes to become a WHO ICTRP ICMJE (International Council of Medical Journal Editors ) compliant Primary Register for India.

CTRI comes in the wake of media cry about the unregulated clinical trials going on in India. CTRI puts the data of on-going clinical trials in public domain, in an attempt to make the clinical research more transparent and accountable. Though the initiative still in the stage of infancy, it is a welcome move from ICMR, when India is increasingly emerging as a preferred destination for the outsourcing of clinical trials.

Some of the other clinical trial registries apart from the company specific registries…

1. (NIH clinical trial register)

2. www.update­ (Britain's National Research register)

3. www.controlled­

4. (WHO registry platform)

5. (Australian Clinical Trial registry)


7. (Industry-sponsored database)

8. (The Trial Bank Project, University of California)

9. (GlaxoSmithKline register)

10. (European register of clinical trials in children).

(list from Pharmabiz)

Seeji, Pharmhouse


  1. Narendra ICRI says

    Thank you for the list of clinical trial registries.. useful

    Seeji says

    @ Narendra

    Welcome to Pharm House. Thanks for dropping in.

    sarah says

    the link to clinical registry of india not working

    Seeji says

    @ Sarah

    Thank you for letting us know about the unresponding link. I have linked to the working website of CTRI.

    Vijai says

    The CTRI link is still NOT working.

    Seeji says

    @ Vijai,

    Welcome to Pharm House. For unknown reasons the CTRI link is working in my system. I am not sure why it is so. Anyway the actual link to CTRI is

    I observed that some other links were dead which are restored now.

    We regret the inconvenience