ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported research studies conducted in the United States and around the world. It is a free service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed by the National Library of Medicine, to provide patients, family members, health care professionals, and others information about current clinical research studies on a variety of medical conditions. ClinicalTrials.gov provides information on the study protocol and study results.
The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) both require the registration of applicable clinical trials. Failure to comply can include civil monetary penalties and an inability to publish your research in the many journals that adhere to the ICMJE guidelines.
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