Clinical trial registration

Catherine De Angelis, Jeffrey M Drazen, Frank A Frizelle, Charlotte Haug, John Hoey, Richard Horton, Sheldon Kotzin, Christine Laine, Ana Marusic, A J P M Overbeke, Torben V Schroeder, Hal C Sox and Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06290.x
Published online: 20 September 2004

Altruism and trust lie at the heart of research on human subjects. Altruistic individuals volunteer for research because they trust that their participation will contribute to improved health for others and that researchers will minimise risks to participants. In return for the altruism and trust that make clinical research possible, the research enterprise has an obligation to conduct research ethically and to report it honestly. Honest reporting begins with revealing the existence of all clinical studies, even those that reflect unfavourably on a research sponsor’s product.

  • 1 JAMA.
  • 2 New England Journal of Medicine.
  • 3 New Zealand Medical Journal.
  • 4 Norwegian Medical Journal.
  • 5 CMAJ.
  • 6 The Lancet.
  • 7 MEDLINE.
  • 8 Annals of Internal Medicine.
  • 9 Croatian Medical Journal.
  • 10 Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde.
  • 11 Journal of the Danish Medical Association.
  • 12 Annals of Internal Medicine.
  • 13 The Medical Journal of Australia.



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