The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry: over 800 trials registeredFriday, 13 Jan 2017
The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR) continues to grow. Of the total applications received, 54% were received in 2015 – 2016 (see Figure 1). On 22 November the number of registered trials reached 851. Six hundred and fifty-two of the registered trials are single-centered with sites in 31 countries. The 199 multi-centre trials have sites in 33 countries. Five of the multi-national studies have sites in India, France, Belgium and Switzerland and the USA. Of the 863 principal investigators (PIs) listed, 16 trials list multiple PIs and 671 PIs are from African countries (see Figure 2).
Figure 1: Registered trials on pactr.org Figure 2: African principal investigators by country
Elizabeth Pienaar Project Manager
This article was first published in the Cochrane South Africa newsletter, Volume 18, No. 2 December 2016 and republished here with kind permission from Cochrane South Africa.