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How do I register my study?

Every study funded by NHLBI 

National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI)
a NIH 
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
the United State's medical research agency, a federal government agency composed of diverse Institutes and Centers that conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research. NIH Homepage.
Institute that provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, lung, and blood as well as blood resources, sleep disorders and the Woman's Health Initiative. NHLBI Homepage.
should be registered in the National Library of Medicine’s Clinical Trials Protocol Registration System (PRS) in order to enter clinical trial records into provides patients, family members, and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. More detailed information about the registration process for NHLBI studies can be accessed in the Protocol Registration System. Questions about who should register and the process can be sent to NHLBI staff at

If you want your study to be considered for publication in a journal governed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), make sure you understand its registration policy. Depending on the type of trial you're conducting, ICMJE's publication policy may require that you register your trial before you enroll your first patient. The ICMJE 

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
Initially known as the "Vancouver Group," this group first met in 1978 to establish formatting guidelines (known as the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts) for manuscripts submitted to their journals. As it began to respond to issues beyond the scope of manuscript preparation, the group expanded and became more formalized and is now known as the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
has more information at their web page, "Obligation to Register Clinical Trials".

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