Establishing the Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2009
© 2009 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd and Chinese Cochrane Center, West China Hospital of Sichuan University
Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 29–31, February 2009
How to Cite
Ranawaka, U. K. and Goonaratna, C. (2009), Establishing the Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2: 29–31. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-5391.2009.01003.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAR 2009
- Article first published online: 5 MAR 2009
- Received 22 December 2008; accepted for publication 10 January 2009.
- Clinical trial;
- developing countries;
- Sri Lanka;
- trials registry
Recognizing the need for a national body for trial registration, the Sri Lanka Medical Association took up the challenge of setting up the Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry. The registry was established in November 2006, the first functioning trial registry in South Asia. The Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry is now a primary registry affiliated to the Registry Network of the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform of the World Health Organization. The Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry has not been a mere repository for trial data but has also had a positive influence on the research community in Sri Lanka.