Malaysia’s ISR Statistics

CRM is entrusted to compile and track the number of ISRs in Malaysia from the Medical Research and Ethics Committee (MREC) and all Institutional Review Boards/ Independent Ethics Committees (IRB/IECs) and these numbers are reported annually to the Malaysian government. Between 2012 and 2015, Malaysia has seen a steady increase in the number of Industry Sponsored Research (ISR) from 179 trials to 201 trials. From 2014 onwards, there was a global decline (by 10%) in the number of ISR recorded and this was re ected in the lower number of ISRs coming into Malaysia during this time period.