The CIDG Specialized Register contains records of randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials relevant to the Group’s topics. New records are identified through searches for trials for specific reviews and bi-monthly searches for trials in relevant topics such as malaria and tuberculosis. The Information Specialist, Vittoria Lutje (Vittoria.Lutje @lstmed.ac.uk) maintains the Specialized Register. It currently contains 7514 records (June 2019).
The records in the Specialized Register are also included in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials available through the Cochrane Library. Records from the CIDG Specialized Register can be identified in the Cochrane Library by searching for “SR-INFECTN”. The same records are stored in the Cochrane Register of Studies Web (CRS Web) which at the end of July 2017 has replaced the CRS standalone version as a tool to manage references used in all Cochrane reviews, link them together and to studies, and build the CENTRAL database.