Ten years of clinical trial registration in a resource-limited setting: Experience of the Sri Lanka clinical trials registry

  • Udaya K. Ranawaka, Ashwini de Abrew, Manu Wimalachandra, Nithushi Samaranayake, Colvin Goonaratna
  • Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, January 2018, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/jebm.12284

Clinical trial registration in Sri Lanka

What is it about?

Clinical trial registration is a mechanism to improve transparency in the conduct and reporting of clinical trials. The Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry (SLCTR) was established in November 2006. We describe our experience of the first ten years at the SLCTR.

Why is it important?

This is the first report of a clinical trial registry over a ten-year period. We have described the pattern of clinical trial registration at the SLCTR, and discussed the challenges of trial registration in a resource-limited setting.


Prof Udaya K. Ranawaka
University of Kelaniya

We were happy that we were able to complete the ten-year analysis of all our trial records, and it has given us more impetus to improve what we are doing to ensure the quality of trial registration at the SLCTR.

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