WHO ICTRP Registry Criteria
Administration and Governance
Primary Registries in the WHO Registry Network will:
- Have at least a national remit, and the support of government within the country (or region) to act as the WHO Primary Registry for that country (or region) (*)
- All WHO Primary Registries are required to provide a letter of support from the Ministry of Health or other relevant national or regional agency
- Publicly disclose ownership, governance structure and not/for-profit status
- Be managed by a not-for-profit agency (ICMJE)
- Should a registry cease to function the registry agrees that at least the WHO Trial Registration Data Set (original and updated) for all trial records will be transferred to a Primary Registries in the WHO Registry Network or appropriate alternative
It is desirable that Primary Registries in the WHO Registry Network have a strategy in place addressing the medium to long term sustainability of the registry.
(*) A "region" is considered to be a group of countries and not a group of states within a country.