Clinical trial registration: the differing views of industry, the WHO, and the Ottawa Group

PLoS Med. 2005 Nov;2(11):e378. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020378. Epub 2005 Oct 18.


Registration of clinical trials is an essential step in ensuring that data from all trials are reported. However, there are differing opinions on what registration should include.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic / standards
  • Clinical Trials as Topic / statistics & numerical data*
  • Databases as Topic*
  • Drug Industry*
  • Humans
  • Information Services
  • International Cooperation
  • Registries* / standards
  • Registries* / statistics & numerical data
  • Truth Disclosure
  • World Health Organization*