Dear PACTR user
We are contacting you as a PACTR user to inform you of the launch of the new, improved PACTR.
The Pan African Clinical Trial Registry (PACTR) has been redeveloped with the aim of providing a more user-friendly, easy-to-navigate website for researchers, policymakers, funders and the public. PACTR is a regional clinical trials registry which aims to serve the needs of African clinical trials, African clinicians and trial participants.
In order for the successful migration of the data to the revised database there will unfortunately be a period during which you may not be able to work on the database. This will be from 16:30 (SA time) on Friday, 15 June 2018 for approximately two weeks. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The revised database will be available at www.pactr.org. Detail regarding the new login procedure will be communicated to you in a separate message.
Some of the improved features include:
- Easy navigation
- An easy-to-search GIS map showing clinical trial locations by subject
- Optimised search functions with easy-to-download formats
PACTR is the only African WHO-endorsed primary registry of clinical trials conducted in Africa. It is open-access and trials are registered free of charge. PACTR was originally developed in 2006 with a focus on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In 2009 it was expanded to include all conditions and renamed PACTR. Currently nearly 1500 trials are registered on the database. PACTR is based at the South African Medical Research Council and is managed by Cochrane South Africa with initial funding from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).
Feedback on the website and its new features is welcomed. If you have any specific issues with your submissions or any general problems please contact us.
On behalf of the PACTR Team (Tamara Kredo, Lindi Mathebula, Duduzile Ndwandwe)