The Clinical Trials Toolkit has been designed by CDSA to provide guidance to researchers who are interested in conducting clinical trials in India. The purpose of the toolkit is to serve as an interactive roadmap and provide guidance and information on the various steps a researcher will need to keep in mind while planning a clinical trial in India.

The toolkit provides guidance on both academic and regulatory clinical trials. However, many of the steps are applicable to all types of research studies.

The toolkit has been adapted from the NIHR Clinical Trials Toolkit, and conceived considering the best practices in research in India and globally. It is in accordance with the Indian Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Schedule Y. Links to all relevant sites that provide information on existing guidelines and regulations have been provided wherever applicable. In the preparation of this toolkit, we have sought feedback from experts in different areas to try and ensure that the roadmap is as comprehensive as possible and that the it is clear and easy to understand.


We would welcome your feedback and suggestions on how we can improve the toolkit.

Please help to keep the toolkit up-to-date by reporting any out-of-date content or broken links.

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