On 24th May 2017, 8th Annual Clinical Trials Summit was organized at Kohinoor Continental Hotel, Mumbai (India). The summit was all about key issues and opportunities in clinical trial industry and discussed about clinical trials strategy, trial design, observational research, regulatory requirements, safety reporting etc. The conference was attended by various CEOs, Presidents, Directors, and Managers in clinical research services, regulatory affairs, medical affairs and clinical operations. Our Director, Dr Namrata Singh was a key speaker in the conference and talked about “Registration and Ethics Committee Approval of Observational Studies”. She highlighted the need for registration of observational studies along with its ethical considerations. Being into medical writing, she understands the ethical obligations while going for publication of observational studies and thus, discussed the best publication practices of an observational research. The session was highly appreciated by the audience and is one of the major topics of interest in the current scenario.