Office of Research Administration

Clinical Trials Registration

What is

It is a government operated website and database that contains the information on both federally and privately funded clinical trials. The website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Study sponsors and / or principal investigators provide and update all study information.

Why do I need to register a clinical trial?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act 801 (FDAA801) requires by law the registration of clinical trials on to ensure transparency and full public access to all study-related research and results. Our affiliated teaching hospital, Truman Medical Center, requires registration as part of their contract process for clinical trials. For simplification purposes, UMKC makes these same recommendations.

How do I register a study on

Visit for detailed information. Contact the School of Medicine Research Administration office for access to the SOM registration group.


What information do I put in the record and results database?

What benefits does offer? also satisfies all publication requirements set forth by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which includes ICMJE journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet.

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