Prospective Trial Registration
Prospective trial registration is the process
whereby key details about a planned clinical trial are made
available on a publicly accessible database before enrolment of the
first trial participant. These databases are known as clinical
The process of prospective trials registration is now
widely accepted as an essential part of an overall strategy for
improving health outcomes. It facilitates research
transparency and helps to reduce publication bias,
ensuring that healthcare decisions can be informed by all
of the available evidence.
The CTC houses and manages Australia's national
trials registry, the Australian
New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR).
The ANZCTR is a participating registry within the World
Health Organization Registry Network.
For more information about our activities in this area,
click the links above.