The South Asian Database of Controlled Clinical Trials

The South Asian Database of Controlled Clinical Trials (SADCCT) is an online database of clinical trials that have been conducted in countries in South Asia. It is funded by a grant from the Indian Council of Medical Research and maintained by the Prof BV Moses & ICMR Advanced Centre for Research & Training in Evidence-Informed Health Care at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. The database provides information about controlled clinical trials and their sources in India and other South Asian countries. The SADCCT does not usually contain records of trials without a control group and will not have records of phase I or many Phase II trials that have only one interventional arm. Trial records are up-dated and made available in SADCCT on the 1st of each month. Trial records will be uploaded into CENTRAL every quarter.

The database becomes a supplementary source of information to a PubMed search as many of the South Asian journals are not indexed in PubMed.

 Appeared in Volume 3 Issue 05 of QMedConnect

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