The official position of the Society for Clinical Trials is to support legislation in the United States and internationally that mandates registration of all controlled clinicals trials at or before enrollment of the first participant. The major trial sponsor would be responsible for ensuring contribution of trial information. The mechanism for registering trials would be through research ethics review boards, and registration would be required for ethics approval and before trial initiation. Standardized data and a unique identification number would be available for each registered trial.
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