Ayurveda dataset on Clinical Trials Registry-India Portal

Ayurveda dataset on Clinical Trial Registry-India (CTRI) Portal will be launched on July 5, 2021 by Ayush Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju.

Highlights

  • Launch of CTRI Portal marks a significant step towards worldwide visibility with respect to Ayurveda based clinical trials.
  • Ayurveda Dataset of CTRI was jointly developed by ICMR and CCRAS, Ministry of Ayush.
  • On the occasion, four more portals namely AMAR, SAHI, e-MEDHA and RMIS will be launched, all of them have been developed by Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS).

What is Clinical Trial Registry-India (CTRI)?

CTRI is primary register of Clinical Trials under the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) by World Health Organisation (WHO).  Creation of Ayurveda dataset in CTRI facilitates will make use of Ayurveda terminologies to record clinical study meta data on the basis of Ayurveda interventions. Till date, clinical trials in Ayurveda were dependent on terminology borrowed from modern medicine. With this portal and joint efforts of ICMR and CCRAS, Ayurvedic terminology has become part of CTRI.

Features of CTRI Portal

Key feature of this digital platform is provision of selection of Ayurveda Health conditions from drop down of 3866 Ayurveda morbidity codes. These codes have been incorporated from NAMASTE portal (developed by AYUSH Ministry). On NAMASTE portal, morbidity statistics pertaining to Ayurveda has been classified as per International Classification of Diseases standards.  Thus information & results of Ayurveda Clinical Trials will be available in Ayurvedic vocabulary in clinical trials registry of India.

Why Clinical Registry was created?

Clinical trials are being conducted continuously worldwide on new drug discovery & treatment of diseases. But the results of these tests are not publicly available. As a result, there is a possibility of not having accurate information regarding trials. Thus, WHO has made it mandatory to create an online registry of clinical trials.

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