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 Philippine Health Research Registry (PHRR). Here is an overview of this registry:

Registry name: The Philippine Health Research Registry (PHRR)

Country: Philippines

Year established: 2013

Points of interest:

  • In the Philippines, clinical trials are regulated by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Trials must be uploaded by the sponsor in the PHRR
  • The PHRR is administered by the Philippine Department of Science and Technology
  • The PHRR is compliant with WHO standards for clinical trial registries and includes both clinical and non-clinical trial data
  • As of June 2019, there are 227 ongoing clinical trials registered on the PHRR
  • The registry provides a single entrance for viewing, submitting, updating, and managing health research information

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