South Africa

South Africa

South African National Clinical Trial Register (SANCTR)

Verified on December 2, 2022

South Africa has its own national registry, South African National Clinical Trial Registry (SANCTR). SANCTR is not a World Health Organization (WHO) recognized primary registry. It has a provision for registering studies conducted in South Africa. All new clinical trials from 1st December 2005 or the trials that started recruiting as of 1st July 2005 must be registered on SANCTR. Additionally, protocol registration and results posting can be done voluntarily on Pan African Clinical Trial Registry, which is a WHO recognized primary registry.

Registries at a Glance
Registry PHUSE Categorization Information to be Entered By Route of Data in Registry Study Type Language
SANCTR Mandatory National Database (includes Ethics Requirement) Investigator, Sponsor Through a dedicated registration platform (process independent from clinical trial application)


(Phase 1-4);


Registration and Results Requirements
Registry Activity Legal Requirement Timing
SANCTR Registration


Prior to first patient enrollment


Within one year of completion of analysis of the study results

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