Rating: Very Good

Strong Points: Easy to refine searches, users can save links to papers in their library

Weak Points: Only provides links—need to go to external websites to get full PDFs


The International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) from the World Health Organization is an essential tool for browsing through clinical trials conducted all over the world. The main function of the site is its search portal, which allows users to comb through clinical trials of interest. Users can also browse through trials by health topic or by the country where the trial was conducted. In addition to the search portal, the website also contains multiple resources, including information about international standards for reporting clinical trials, statistics about portal usage, and links to additional learning and communication materials. 2020 has proven more than ever that improving health outcomes is a global effort, and the ICTRP provides an excellent resource for examining clinical trials from all over the world.

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