Knowing which countries 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 registry globally, including the Clinical Trial Registry of Singapore. Here is an overview of this registry:

Registry name: Clinical Trial Register of Singapore

Country: Singapore

Year established: 2012

Points of interest:

  • Singapore’s Health Science Authority (HSA) oversees the clinical trial register. Founded in 2001, the HAS’s vision is to be the leading innovative authority protecting and advancing national health and safety.
  • The main goal of launching the Clinical Trial Register is to increase transparency and accountability to promote better health outcomes. The register helps solve publication bias issues, assists researchers in conducting meta-analyses, and identifies future research opportunities.
  • Key data sets in the Clinical Trial Register include: Protocol title/No.; Phase; Therapeutic area; Intervention; Sponsor; Trial site; Principal investigator, and; Status
  • In the future, the HSA wants to revamp the register’s IT system, thereby meeting all 20 fields in WHO’s minimal data set.
  • The status of trials in the Clinical Trial Register must be updated at least once every six months.
  •  At the moment, this registry only lists active clinical trial sites in its database and results posting is not a requirement.

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