Terms of References for ITMCTR
Terms of Reference of the ITMCTR Advisory Group

What is the ITMCTR?

The International Traditional Medicine Clinical Trial Registry (ITMCTR) is a non-profit online register of clinicaltrials (researches) being conducted in the field of traditional medicine. It isoperated by the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and The China CenterFor Evidence Based Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is recognized as a PrimaryRegistry of WHO, and contributes data to the WHO ICTRP. 

What trials are accepted in the ITMCTR?

Trials accepted for registration arethose conducted in the field of traditional medicine from any country includingChinese medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, ayurvida, homeopathy, yonani,complementary and supplementary medicines. 

Key points about the ITMCTR 

  • The ITMCTR is a non-profit organization, and the registration of clinical trials (researches) is free. 
  • The information about registered clinical trials (researches) is publicly available, and is allowed to be searched as to certain topics. 
  • Registration is voluntary, but certain fields are mandatory when finishing the registration form. 
  • The Sponsor of the clinical trials (researches) should ensure the authenticity of the submitted information, and takes responsibility for the initiation, management and financing of a clinical trial (research). The sponsor may be an individual, or a pharmaceutical company, academic institution, governmental agency, or other organization. 


    ITMCTR Advisory Group


Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun(head)

Prof BIAN Zhaoxiang, Director of Clinical Division, School of Chinese Medicine, Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development) of Hong Kong Baptist University     224 Waterloo RoadKowloon Tsai, HongKong, China

Dr CAO Bin, Vice President and Director, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, China-Japan Friendship Hospital                                                                               2 Yinghua DongJie, Hepingli, Chaoyang, Beijing, China

Prof ELISABETSKY Elaine, Professor, Institute of Health Basic Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, WHO EAP member                                                                       Avenida Ipiranga, 2752, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Dr GOH Cheng Soon, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine in Malaysia, Traditional and Complementary Medicine Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Prof HUANG Luqi, President, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering                                                                                    16 Dongzhimen S St, Dongcheng,Beijing, China

Dr Dennis LAM, C-Mer (Shenzhen) Dennis Lam Eye Hospital, Hongkong, China

Prof Emilio MINELLI, Professor, State University of Milan, WHO EAP member                                                                                                                                                                 Via Schiaparelli 17, I-20125, Milan, Italy

Prof Muhammad Raza SHAH, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry University of Karachi, Pakistan

Prof SHANG Hongcai, Researcher and Executive Vice-President, Dongzhimen Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine                                                                               5 Haiyuncang Hu Tong, Dongcheng,Beijing, China

Prof SUN Xin, Professor and Director, Chinese Evidence-based Medicine Centre and Cochrane China Centre, West China Hospital, Sichuan University Chengdu, 610041, Sichuan, China 

Dr Sven Schroder, HanseMerkur Center for TCM at the University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf Martinistr.                                                                                                       64, UKE-Campus House W20, 20251 Hamburg, Germany

Prof GUO Dean, Professor, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences                                                                                                                                   555 Zuchongzhi Rd., Shanghai, China

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