To establish pan Indian network of clinical trial sites with expertise in handling diabetes trials and to ensure uniformity in training, SOPs, access to technology, regulatory & GCP compliance in network collaboration. The aim is to make all the network centers world class stature in terms of research and training. To ensure representation of all geographical parts of the country, the sites are chosen in such a way that there is a right blend of experienced and inexperienced sites, as well as representation of both government and private organizations. 4 Public hospitals (Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bengaluru, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, NIMS Medicity, Aralumoodu &Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research SSKM hospital, Kolkata) and 3 private centers (Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences, Amritsar, SRM Institutes for Medical Science, Chennai & M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bangalore) are part of Diabetology network.
The lead site of the Diabetology network is M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bangalore. Through this initiative the plan is to strengthen Clinical trial capacity across different sites of the CTN and to develop registry of diabetic population available for Clinical Trials. The site is creating Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Registry is which patient data is collected from 7 centers in the network across India. A common IT platform for collecting Registry database has been developed, the database can be used to get the pool of eligible patients for future clinical trials in Diabetology.