alexa Clinical Research Environment in India: Challenges and
ISSN: 2155-9627

Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Review Article

Clinical Research Environment in India: Challenges and Proposed Solutions

Tal Burt1*, Pooja Sharma2, Savita Dhillon3, Mukul Manchanda2, Sanjay Mittal2 and Naresh Trehan2

1Duke Clinical Research Unit and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC, USA

2Medanta the Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

3Novartis, Singapore

*Corresponding Author:
Tal Burt
Duke Clinical Research Unit and Duke Clinical Research Institute
Box 3854, DUMC, 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Tel: 9196684650
Fax: 9196841674
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: October 13, 2014; Accepted date: November 13, 2014; Published date: November 16, 2014

Citation: Burt T, Sharma P, Dhillon S, Manchanda M, Mittal S, et al. (2014) Clinical Research Environment in India: Challenges and Proposed Solutions. J Clin Res Bioeth 5:201. doi:10.4172/2155-9627.1000201

Copyright: © 2014 Burt T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



India has compelling need and keen aspirations for indigenous clinical research. Notwithstanding this need and previously reported growth the expected expansion of Indian clinical research has not materialized. We reviewed the scientific literature, lay press reports, and data for information and commentary on projections, progress, and impediments associated with clinical trials in India. We also propose targeted solutions to identified challenges. The Indian clinical trial sector grew by (+) 20.3% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between 2005 and 2010 and contracted by (-) 14.6% CAGR between 2010 and 2013. Phase-1 trials grew by (+) 43.5% CAGR from 2005– 2013, phase-2 trials grew by (+) 19.8% CAGR from 2005–2009 and contracted by (-) 12.6% CAGR from 2009–2013, and phase-3 trials grew by (+) 13.0% CAGR from 2005–2010 and contracted by (-) 28.8% CAGR from 2010–2013. This was associated with a slowing of the regulatory approval process, increased media coverage and activist engagement, and accelerated development of regulatory guidelines and recuperative initiatives. We propose the following as potential targets for restorative interventions:

• Regulatory overhaul (leadership and enforcement of regulations, resolution of ambiguity in regulations, staffing, training, guidelines, and ethical principles [e.g., compensation]).

• Education and training of research professionals, clinicians, and regulators.

• Public awareness and empowerment.

After a peak in 2009-2010, the clinical research sector in India appears to be experiencing a contraction. There are indications of challenges in regulatory enforcement of guidelines; training of clinical research professionals; and awareness, participation, partnership, and the general image amongst the non-professional media and public. Preventative and corrective principles and interventions are outlined with the goal of realizing the clinical research potential in India.

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version