March 2023: China/WHO Registry Update

On 3 March 2023, the International Traditional Medicine Clinical Trial Registry (ITMCTR) was added to the Primary Registries Network of the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is the first cross-regional clinical trial registry that targets traditional medicine, in the WHO ICTRP registry network.

The ITMCTR is a non-profit online registry that enables voluntary registration of clinical trials conducted in the field of traditional medicine, including but not limited to Chinese medicine, acupuncture, tuina massage, herbal medicine, ayurveda, homeopathy, and complementary and alternative medicine. The registry accepts global registrations, in addition to those conducted in China.

It is governed by the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and The China Center for Evidence-Based Traditional Chinese Medicine.