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July 2005

Registration of Clinical Trials

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005;159(7):685. doi:10.1001/archpedi.159.7.685

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has recently issued a statement requiring that clinical trials be registered in a public trials registry before enrollment of subjects.1 This editorial group has declared that submitted manuscripts describing a trial will be rejected if the trial has not been registered prior to the enrollment of subjects. Clinical trials are defined by the ICMJE as