Public access to EU Clinical Trials Register
Thread poster: Emma Goldsmith

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 01:33
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Mar 22, 2011

I thought I would share the news that from today, the general public can now search the EU Clinical Trials Register. Here is the first paragraph from the official announcement:

The EU Clinical Trials Register was launched today by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The online register gives for the first time public access to information on interventional clinical trials for medicines authorised in the 27 EU Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The database also allows the public to search for information on clinical trials authorised to be carried out outside the EU if these trials are part of a paediatric investigation plan.
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/news_and_events/news/2011/03/news_detail_001228.jsp&murl=menus/news_and_events/news_and_events.jsp&mid=WC0b01ac058004d5c1&jsenabled=true#


Here is the link to the Register:
https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/

It could come in useful for reference purposes - in fact between all of us we have probably translated many of these clinical trial protocols ourselves!


 

Wendy Cummings  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:33
Member (2006)
Spanish to English
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Thanks Mar 23, 2011

Thanks Emma, it has been added to my favourites!

 

Catherine GUILLIAUMET  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:33
English to French
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Thanks and problems with their PDFs Mar 23, 2011

Thank you Emma.
I paid a visit to this site and, by curiosity, I clicked on the "Glossary".

Today, this PDF does not open. Same problem with the "FAQs" PDF. I alerted the webmaster this evening.

Have a nice evening
Catherine


 

Catherine GUILLIAUMET  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:33
English to French
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Update about the EU Clinical Trials Register's technical problems Mar 24, 2011

Hi,

As I told you yesterday evening, I alerted the EMA about the impossibility to download their PDF files.

They are very fast at the EMA : I found a reply early this morning.

It appears that their site is supported only by IE 6 to 8 !!

Here is a copy of their message, with my reply below :


Dear Catherine GUILLIAUMET,

This is the update to your call/request: 99854.

Comments :

Thank you for your kind email.

At present, the site is supported only on IE 6-8.

I will forward your email to a project manager for attantion.

Kind Regards,

K. V.
ICT User and Application Support
European Medicines Agency
7 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London
E14 4HB
United Kingdom

Tel. +44 (0)20 7523 7523
Fax +44 (0)20 7523 7357

Internet:
www.ema.europa.eu


My reply (of this morning)


Dear K.,
Thank you for your so fast answer.
I'll forward this indication to all the professional fora and mailing-lists I'm managing and/or subscribing.
Maybe your webmaster should be aware that a very significant number of professionals are using Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Moreover, IE 9 is born, while IE6 is no more supported by Microsoft (and most official sites).
I know, it's not easy to fulfil every users's expectations.icon_smile.gif
Thanks again.
Have a nice day
Best wishes


So, remember, you must use IE 6 to 8 if you want full access to this site !

This story moral : A good idea can be ruined by technical inefficiency ! Yes, it is possible, even in 2011, and in an international administrationicon_rolleyes.gif


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 01:33
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
TOPIC STARTER
IE8 Mar 24, 2011

Hi Catherine,
I use IE8, which explains why I didn't have any problems exploring this new resource.
Thanks for letting us know what the problem was, and I hope EMA solves this soon.
Regards,
Emma


 

Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:33
Italian to English
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Great news! Mar 24, 2011

Thanks for letting us know, Emma.

BTW I'm using Firefox and the CT searches are working fine - I haven't tried downloading anything though.


 

Cetacea  Identity Verified
Switzerland
Local time: 01:33
English to German
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Very good to know! Mar 24, 2011

Thank you for sharing this info, Emma, it's very much appreciated.

As for browser compatibility issues, both Firefox and Safari work fine, including pdf downloads. Obviously, I'm using a Mac...icon_wink.gif


 

Anna Spanoudaki-Thurm  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:33
Member (2009)
German to Greek
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Thank you Emma! and thank you EMA! Mar 24, 2011

This is a very useful link!

EMA is really amazingly fast. I contacted them once by e-mail regarding some problems with the greek translation of a certain file. A very polite person CALLED me some hours later and we discussed the possible corrections!
Wow!


 


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