To register a trial, you must first have a user account. See How to Register a Trial for more information.
For the moment, registration is free.
If you decide, key information can be hidden until the time where the trial is completed. You can also upload confidential documents for record keeping, and those will never be shared unless you explicitly authorize it.
Any user can set up an account and register a trial. However, to identify the PIs associated with that trial, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to all listed PIs. We strongly advise that PIs review content before registration.
From the trial's edit page, click "Manage Collaborators." Enter the email address of the person you are granting access to in the "Add Collaborator" field and click "Save." Note: To add a collaborator, they first must have an account on the system. Once added, they will be able to edit any part of the trial.
To make someone else the Primary Investigator for a trial, they first must be added as a collaborator. Once they have been made a collaborator, select their name from the "Primary Investigator" drop down menu and click "Save." They will now be listed as the Primary Investigator.
All edits are preserved and can be accessed on the "View Trial History" tab of any trial.
Each published change to a trial is given a new release number, and will be assigned a new Digital Object Identifier (DOI). For guidelines on what constitutes a major or minor change, please read here.
Upon registration, an auto-generated citation will appear on your public registered trial. Your registration can also simply be cited as; AEA RCT Registry, RCT ID: AEARCTR-0000000. For example, “This study is registered in the AEA RCT Registry and the unique identifying number is: AEARCTR-0000000.”
Yes, as of January 5, 2017, draft trials will be reviewed for criteria that must be met before a research project is published in the AEA RCT Registry. Researchers should review the criteria , and thoroughly inspect their entry before submitting their trial registration.
This registry is for social scientists and is not an approved registry for clinical trials as defined by health journals. If you plan to publish in a health journal, you may want to also register at a clinical trial registry ICTRP.
Take a look at the data elements guide.
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