Guidelines from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) require most clinical research studies to be listed on a public register before they can be considered for publication.
This applies to 'any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcome'. Interventions include drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioural treatments, dietary interventions and process-of-care changes. Health outcomes include any biomedical or health-related outcomes including pharmacokinetics and adverse events.
If you are unsure whether your study needs registration, contact the Research Governance, Ethics & Assurance Team for advice.
The University has an account with the clinicaltrials.gov registry, which provides online, searchable access to the public. Registration cannot be created until all regulatory approvals are in place. Please email RGEA.Sponsor@admin.ox.ac.uk if you would like an individual user account, including the CI’s full name, title, work phone and email address.