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 Spanish Registry of Clinical Studies (REec). Here is an overview of this registry:

Registry name: Spanish Registry of Clinical Studies (REec)

Country: Spain

Year established: 2013

Points of interest:

  • REec complies with the World Health Organization’s international platform for clinical trial records
  • REec is a public database and seeks to inform study participants with the best quality information about clinical trials
  • Currently, REec contains the information of all clinical trials with medicines authorized in Spain since January 1, 2013
  • One main goal of REec is to facilitate participation in clinical studies to achieve more reliable results
  • As of June 2019, there are 5,071 studies published on REec
  • In December 2015, the Spanish Council of Ministers passed a Royal Decree regulating the clinical trials, drug-research ethics committees (RECs), and REec to increase transparency and simplify the clinical trial process
  • REec includes general data from the application documents and the dates of the trials’ progress

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