Registry name: National Medical Research Register (NMRR)
Year established: 2007
Points of interest:
- The NMRR is managed by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH)
- Research involving human subjects requires prior review and approval by the Medial Research and Ethics Committee (MREC)
- The NMRR is designed to enable the online registration of medical research, especially clinical trials. The registry is publicly-accessible to ensure transparency.
- The NMRR sends online submissions to the appropriate authority for approval, thus reducing the research review time and allows investigators to track the status of their research
- Registered clinical trials in Malaysia will be published in the Directory of Medical Research on the NMRR website
- Participating investigators must also be registered on the NMRR, in the Directory of Clinical Investigator & Medical Researchers. This is to help investigators identify potential collaborators.
- The NMRR also links to ethics approval and MOH medical research grant application
- The registry also helps researchers apply to the MREC and for MOH research grants
- According to the Malaysian Medical Association, the NMRR is the first research register in the world that links research proposal registration to ethical review and research grant application
- The NMRR’s future goal is to be linked to publication
Related transparency research/articles:
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Clinical Trials
- A guide to conduct clinical trials in Malaysia
- The National Medical Research Register – a vital link between current and future research
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