Exploratory pre-clinical studies generate new hypotheses, typically in animal models of disease; confirmatory pre-clinical studies confirm (or reject) these hypothesis and convert them into reproducible knowledge that can then be the basis for further clinical research and development.
Pre-clinicalTrials.org provides unprecedented tools to enhance the validity of pre-clinical research, its reproducibility and later success rate with respect to clinical translation.
We do so by enabling meta-analyses through providing access to hitherto unpublished and inaccessible data and combining them, if desired, with Big Data of different evidence levels.
2016: Pre-ClinicalTrials.org Consortium formed, website initiated
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