International register of preclinical trial protocols:

Last modified: January 25, 2018

Great news for preclinical research: a registration platform for preclinical studies is now available through

PreclinicalTrials is an online register of protocols for preclinical animal studies conducted around the world. Key features from the study protocol including measures to reduce bias during the experiment(s) are recorded and maintained as a permanent record.

PreclinicalTrials aims to provide a comprehensive listing of preclinical animal study protocols, preferably registered at inception in order to increase transparency, help avoid duplication, and reduce the risk of reporting bias by enabling comparison of the completed study with what was planned in the protocol.”

More information about this initiative can be found through

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