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Information about more than 50,000 clinical trials is now available on the European Union (EU) Clinical Trials Register.
The register contains data on 31,456 current trials with a EudraCT protocol, of which 5,048 are clinical trials conducted on subjects of less than 18 years of age. It also presents details about 18,700 older pediatric trials (in scope of Article 45 of the Paediatric Regulation (EC) No 1901/2006).
The register, which covers studies that started after May 1, 2004 allows users to search for protocol and results information on both interventional clinical trials that are conducted in the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), as well as clinical trials conducted outside the EU/EEA that are linked to European pediatric medicine development.
It also maintains a list of patient/consumer organizations who may be able provide information on clinical trials within various disease areas. These are organizations that regularly work with the European Medicines Agency.
For more information about the initiative, click here.
Philip Ward is the European Editor for Applied Clinical Trials.