Knowing where to submit clinical trial results summaries to is the easy part. What becomes difficult is learning the intricacies and transparency requirements of every clinical trial data sharing portal globally, including (CSDR). Here is an overview:

Portal name: (CSDR)

Year established: 2013

Points of interest:

  • The CSDR is a consortium of clinical study sponsors and funders, making it a data-sharing community.
  • According to the CSDR website, its mission is to “drive scientific innovation and improve medical care by facilitating access to patient-level data from clinical studies.”
  • Researchers can request access to the anonymized clinical trial data available on the site.
  • The secure portal protects patient-level data and the research participants’ privacy.
  • In 2018, CSDR partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council, and Wellcome Trust to expand the consortium data pool.
  • As of October 31, 2019, there are 3,145 studies listed on CSDR.
  • CSDR also partners with 14 large pharmaceutical companies across various therapeutic areas.
  • Users must create an account and initiate a research proposal to request specific data from a study.


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