Prospective Trial Registration

Prospective trial registration is the process whereby key details about a planned clinical trial are made available on a publicly accessible database before enrolment of the first trial participant. These databases are known as clinical trial registries.

The process of prospective trials registration is now widely accepted as an essential part of an overall strategy for improving health outcomes. It facilitates research transparency and helps to reduce publication bias, ensuring that healthcare decisions can be informed by all of the available evidence.

The CTC houses and manages Australia's national trials registry, the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR).

The ANZCTR is a participating registry within the World Health Organization Registry Network.