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ClinicalTrials.gov Program


Maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes Of Health (NIH), the clinicaltrials.gov website provides the public with access to information on publicly and privately funded clinical research studies.  Federal law, some journal publication standards, and some funders require registration of clinical trials and even some clinical studies on clinicaltrials.gov.


Why register with clinicaltrials.gov?

  • Besides avoiding the potential loss of NIH funding, federally imposed penalties of $12,103 per day, and inability to publish, investigator compliance with clinicaltrials.gov promotes research transparency and scientific integrity. By posting results from all trials, not just published findings, investigators provide guidance for future research and augment the existing evidence base.

Do I need to register my study?

  • If you are unsure about registration, please contact Wesal Abualkhair, the clinical research coordinator responsible for managing School of Medicine ClinicalTrials.Gov submissions, by phone 504-988-6200, or by email wabualkh@tulane.edu.

I will have to register the study, what is the next step?

  • The CTU is here to assist all Tulane University School of Medicine investigators navigating the registration and results reporting process.

  • The first step in registering your study is to apply for a Protocol Registration System (PRS) account on clinicaltrials.gov.

I now have a PRS account and am ready to register the study.

I am currently registered with clinicaltrials.gov, what is the next step?

  • Here’s a quick overview on how to keep your study registration up-to-date:

    Clinical Trial 1


When do I report results?

Clinial Trial 2


Do I need to post an informed consent form?

  • If the clinical trial began or ended on or after January 21, 2019, then read below.

    Clinial Trial 3


How can the CTU assist me?

  • Support for Tulane University School of Medicine investigators is provided free of charge through the Clinical Translational Unit (CTU). Contact Wesal Abualkhair.


    Thank you for your dedication to research and keep up the good work!

For questions regarding clinical trials outside of the School of Medicine, contact the office of Research Compliance and Research Integrity.