MECRA has carried out several initiatives since its formation, focused mainly around 3 themes: training, consulting, and clinical trials registration in the MENA.
As a unique entity and since 2008 MECRA started its journey of spreading Clinical research expertise and know how in the MENA region throug organizing conferences aiming to promote and develop clinical research in the MENA region.
MECRA has conducted over one hundred trainings and workshops for the professionals of the region. In collaboration with eminent institutions, MECRA has offered sessions in GCP and medical writing, research designs, analytical methods.
MECRA has offered consultancy to many regulatory authorities in the region and proactively participated in the development of local clinical research regulations. In the scope of collaboration with the health authorities MECRA is working on harmonization of the regulations related to clinical research in the MENA and mutual recognition of study review.
Clinical Trials Registration
In terms of promoting transparency and data sharing of clinical trials, MECRA worked with WHO to establish a regional registry for clinical trials according to the criteria set by International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP). MECRA has set an action plan for the establishment of the registry in collaboration with the regional scientific journals.