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 Peruvian Clinical Trials Registry (REPEC). Here is an overview of this registry:

Registry name: The Peruvian Clinical Trials Registry (REPEC)

Country: Peru

Year established: 2007

Points of interest:

  • REPEC is a nonprofit online information system developed by Peru’s National Institute of Health (INS)
  • REPEC is a publicly-accessible registry that aims to provide the public with clinical trial information
  • In addition to registering clinical trials, REPEC also contains registries for trial sites, institutional research ethics committees, sponsors, and contract research organizations
  • The registry contains clinical trial records dating back to 1995
  • REPEC is a primary registry in the WHO registry network
  • Clinical trial registration in Peru is obligatory, as it is a requirement to apply for clinical trial authorization
  • As of August 2018, REPEC has 1,889 clinical trials registered
  • Information from the registry is available in both Spanish and English
  • Required REPEC Information fields comply with the WHO trial registration data set

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