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European Clinical Trial Regulation (Reg. EU 536/2014)

European Union “Clinical Trials Regulation” concerned with establishing a harmonised application dossier and common authorisation process for clinical trials performed within the EU. EU 536/2014 requires transparent reporting of clinical trial results (including a summary for lay persons) – with mandatory publication via the EU Portal and EU Database – a publicly available, free-of-charge site, conforming to the international clinical trials registry platform of the World Health Organization (WHO ICTRP). The process of trial authorisation is defined by EU 536/2014 to be the responsibility of a single EU Member State – the “Reporting Member State”. The Regulation, which was signed on 16th April 2014 and entered into force on 16th July 2014, will come into full effect from 28th May 2016.

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