Terms of website use


Your use of this site and the information available on this site is subject to the following terms and conditions:


1. Terms of use

1.1 The following terms govern your use of the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry website, located at www.ANZCTR.org.au (Website). The Website is owned and operated by the University of Sydney, through its NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (ANZCTR).

1.2 Your continued use of the Website is conditional on, and will constitute, your acceptance of these terms, as well as any notices and disclaimers contained elsewhere on the Website (collectively, Terms).

1.3 ANZCTR may amend the Terms at any time by posting the amended terms on the Website. Amended terms will be effective immediately and you will be bound by the amended terms from that time. You should visit the page periodically to review the Terms.

1.4 If you breach any of the Terms, ANZCTR may terminate your right to use and access the Website.

2. Purpose

2.1 ANZCTR is an online registry of clinical trials being undertaking in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere.

2.2 ANZCTR is also a Primary Registry in the World Health Organization (WHO) Registry Network created by the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP). This means ANZCTR fulfils certain criteria for content, quality and validity, accessibility, unique identification, technical capacity and administration.

2.3 As a Primary Registry, ANZCTR will therefore be publicly available and searchable. ANZCTR may also make arrangements for content on the Website, including text, data, graphics, images and other materials from registered trials (Materials) to appear on websites other than the Website (such as the WHO search portal, or other Primary Registries operated around the world). This will occur by agreement between ANZCTR and the receiving entity, with appropriate acknowledgement of ANZCTR as the data source.

3. Registration of trials

3.1 Registration of clinical trials is not legally required in Australia or New Zealand. To meet the requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the WHO for transparency and publication, it is necessary that clinical trials are registered once on any Primary Registry in the WHO Registry Network or an ICMJE approved registry before the time of first participant enrolment. By prospectively registering your trial with the ANZCTR, ClinicalTrials.gov or another registry approved by the WHO Registry Network or ICMJE, you will be meeting these requirements. You will only need to register your clinical trial once on one of the approved registries unless directed otherwise by a local authority (e.g. Human Research Ethics Committees).

3.2 A person who registers a trial on the Website (Registrant) must be either the trial’s sponsor or a representative.

3.3 The Registrant is responsible for:

(a) registering the trial;

(b) the accuracy and completeness of registered data, and for indicating when selected non-mandatory items should be suppressed from public view;

(c) ensuring that information on any one trial is submitted only once;

(d) communicating with trial collaborators regarding the registration status of the trial, and the registration number; and

(e) ensuring information on the registered trial is kept up-to-date.

3.4 Once a trial has been registered on ANZCTR and publicly displayed on the Website, the study will remain permanently on ANZCTR database and cannot be deleted, unless agreed to by ANZCTR.

3.5 Only the Registrant can make amendments to a record.

3.6 If a Registrant wishes to transfer a record to another user, the Registrant must send an email to info@actr.org.au authorising the transfer. The email should include:

(a) the request number/registration ID of the record; and

(b) the email address linked to the ANZCTR user account of the person to whom the record needs to be transferred. If the person does not yet have an ANZCTR user account, he or she will need to create one.

3.7 After registration, ANZCTR and its staff may send the Registrant(s) reminder emails to update the study’s information. These updates will be the sole responsibility of the Registrant(s), who will also be responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the trial’s data.

3.8 ANZCTR may refuse registration of a submitted trial where the information entered is not of a sufficient level of English for clear presentation of trial information.

4. Access

4.1 As a user of the Website, you must not:

(a) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Website or connect to or use the Website in any way not expressly permitted by these Terms;

(b) use any unauthorised third party software that accesses, intercepts, “mines”, or otherwise collects information from or through the Website or that is in transit from or to the Website;

(c) intercept, examine or otherwise observe any proprietary communications protocol used by the Website;

(d) use, facilitate, create, or maintain any unauthorised connection to the Website, including without limitation:

(i) any connection to any unauthorised server that emulates, or attempts to emulate any part of the Website; or

(ii) any connection using programs, tools, or software not expressly approved by ANZCTR;

(e) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any software underlying the Website or other intellectual property used to provide the Website, or to obtain any information from the Website using any method not expressly permitted by ANZCTR; or

(f) upload or transmit or attempt to upload or transmit, without ANZCTR’s express permission, any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism.

4.2 ANZCTR may change or discontinue any feature of the Website, including the Materials, hours of availablility and equipment required for access.

4.3 You understand that ANZCTR may for any reason at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice to you, prohibit or restrict your access to the Website. ANZCTR will notify you as soon as possible of any restriction to your access rights.

5. Intellectual property

5.1 The Materials may be subject to intellectual property laws in Australia and around the world. Unauthorised use of the Materials may breach these laws.

5.2 By registering a trial, the Registrant:

(a) grants ANZCTR royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual licence to use the Materials in accordance with these Terms as amended from time to time, and to sublicense the use of the Materials on the same terms; and

(b) warrants that she, he or it has all necessary rights to grant such a licence.

5.3 Neither ANZCTR nor any of its contractors, subcontractors or employees make any warranties, express or implied, with respect to the rights in Materials contained on the Website. ANZCTR also assumes no liability for any party’s use, or the results of such use, of any part of the Website or the Materials.

5.4 Some Materials on the Website may be subject to the intellectual property of third parties. You should consult these entities for any additional terms of use.

5.5 To the extent ANZCTR controls the rights in any Materials on the Website, ANZCTR permits you to use them on a non-exclusive, royalty-free basis, provided you:

(a) attribute the source of the Materials as ANZCTR;

(b) update the Materials so that they are current at all times;

(c) clearly display the date the Materials were processed by ANZCTR; and

(d) state any modifications made to the content of the Materials, along with a complete description of the modifications.

5.6 You must not assert ownership or any other proprietary rights regarding the Materials.

5.7 You must not use any trade marks of ANZCTR or any of its licensors without the express permission of the relevant trade mark owner. Nothing on the Website should be interpreted as granting any rights to use or distribute any names, logos or trade marks, without the express written agreement of ANZCTR or the relevant contributor.

5.8 You must not use any email addresses extracted from our Materials for marketing or other promotional purposes.

6. Warranties and limitation of liability

6.1 The Website and Materials are provided on an as-is basis and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, ANZCTR does not warrant that the Website will operate error free or that the Website and its servers are free of computer viruses or other malware.

6.2 To the fullest extent permitted by law, ANZCTR, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Website shall not be liable for any damages, losses, costs or expenses whatsoever (including, without limitation, consequential loss) resulting from the use or access of or inability to use and access the Website and the Materials.

6.3 ANZCTR:

(a) makes no warranty (express or implied) in relation to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or completeness of the information on the Website; and

(b) disclaims (to the fullest extent permitted by law) all liability for any damages, losses, costs or expenses resulting from any use of, or reliance on, the Website or the Materials provided via this Website.

6.4 Reference to any specific commercial product or service does not constitute or imply ANZCTR’s endorsement or recommendation.

6.5 The Website may contain links to third party websites. ANZCTR is not responsible for the condition or content of those websites. The links are provided solely for convenience and do not indicate, expressly or impliedly, any endorsement of the websites or the products or services provided in them.

7. Termination

The Terms are effective until terminated by ANZCTR. ANZCTR may terminate this agreement and your right to access the Website at any time with immediate effect. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorised to access the Website. All restrictions imposed on you, disclaimers and limitations of liability set out in the Terms will survive termination.

8. Miscellaneous

8.1 ANZCTR complies with Australian privacy law and the University of Sydney privacy policy. ANZCTR may make a record of visits and log visits to the Website for statistical purposes. Such information may include a person’s server address, domain name, IP address, the date and time of visit, pages accessed, documents downloaded, previous website visited and the type of browser used. In using the Website, you may be required to provide certain personal information. This information is needed by ANZCTR in order to provide the Website, including the provision of information updates. In particular, if ANZCTR requires you to complete an electronic form on the Website and in doing so it requires personal information to be entered, ANZCTR will collect that information to allow it to respond or to otherwise provide the function anticipated by the electronic form.

8.2 You will comply with all applicable laws in accessing and using the Website.

8.3 If a court of competent jurisdiction rules that any part of the Terms is unenforceable for any reason, then such ruling will not affect the remaining provisions of the Terms, which will remain in full force and effect at all times.

8.4 The Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia. You irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales.