This is the documentation site for the American Economic Association’s registry for randomized controlled trials. It contains information on how to register a trial, how to download Registry data, and a list of frequently asked questions and their answers. It will be continually updated, but if you see something missing, please feel free to email


  • About: Basic information on the AEA RCT Registry.
  • Registration guidelines: Guidelines for registering a trial, including a list of required fields.
  • Data: Information on how to access csv/JSON downloads of the Registry metadata.
  • FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about the Registry, how to complete an entry, the review process, and more.

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