This website makes available an international prospective register for preclinical animal trials. That prospective registration of animal studies will be essential in the optimization of preclinical research and increase its value for patients. With this register a reduction in the risks of reporting biases in animal studies is aimed. It will constitute a tool to avoid unnecessary duplication, improve the quality and increase transparency and sharing of knowledge in preclinical animal trials. The register is open to all and free to use.
This initiative is supported by the TACTICS consortium and ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Regenerative and Reparative Medicine.
More information in: www.preclinicaltrials.eu
- Prof. Steven Chamuleau MD PhD, Department of Cardiology, Utrecht University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Mira van der Naald MD, Department of Cardiology, Utrecht University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Kim Wever PhD, SYRCLE, Department of Health Evidence, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
- Prof. Dirk-Jan Duncker, director of the Netherlands Heart Institute, The Netherlands.