European Medicines Agency in landmark freedom of information court battle

Update: 6 February 2018
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the European Medicines Agency should be allowed to release information three companies tried to prevent it from sharing.
The EMA reports that “The General Court noted that the companies failed to give any concrete evidence of how the release of the contested documents […]

14th October 2016|

A roadmap to clinical trial transparency

The AllTrials campaign has created a roadmap to show people and groups what they can do to get all trials registered and results reported.

This is a constantly evolving document and we would appreciate any feedback at


View and download the roadmap.

View and download the Spanish translation.

7th October 2016|

International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE): How we will support the AllTrials campaign

The guest blog below was written by medical professionals involved with INANE, whose membership recently unanimously agreed to support the AllTrials campaign.


The International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) is a loosely organized group of editors, publishers and reviewers that represent nursing journals from around the world. Yes, we know what our acronym means. And, as one […]

5th October 2016|

OpenTrials “search engine” for clinical trials nearing beta launch

The soon-to-be launched OpenTrials project aims to create an open, easy-to-use, linked database of information about the world’s clinical trials. It draws together information from multiple sources and presents the information in a variety of formats. The overall aim of the project is to improve access to information about trials, improve access to research, and […]

3rd October 2016|

Dear Priscilla and Mark, don’t waste your donation

Dear Priscilla and Mark

You are making a wonderful contribution in your pledge of $3 billion to medical research.

You probably already know that, right now, around $85 billion of medical research is being wasted every year in the US alone.

What you may not know is that you could do three simple things to make sure that […]

26th September 2016|

New US rules fail to impose full transparency on clinical trials

New rules released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will improve the availability of information about clinical trials posted on the register, but still fall short of global best practices and lack teeth, a preliminary analysis by AllTrials suggests.

Dr Till Bruckner, campaign manager […]

16th September 2016|

UN calls for global action on clinical trial transparency

In a landmark report released today, the United Nations called on governments worldwide to pass legislation requiring clinical trials to be registered, and their methods and results to be fully reported. The report, authored by a high-level panel appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, explicitly calls for clinical trial study designs, protocols, data sets, […]

14th September 2016|

Do sex hormones skew outcomes in clinical trials?

An essay published in Cell Metabolism in early August flagged the scarcity of female participants in clinical trials involving both humans and animals, arguing that men and women are biologically not the same and may therefore react to many drugs in different ways.

Deborah J. Clegg, a Professor of Biomedical Science at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California who […]

31st August 2016|

Registering research made easy: the Research Registry explained

Over the past two years, Christopher Limb has been involved in the development and management of the Research Registry, a global platform for research registration designed and run by clinicians to meet the needs of the research community. In this guest blog, he explains how the Research Registry works and why it supports the AllTrials […]

31st August 2016|

Researchers who tested new medicines in over 69,000 children failed to publish results, new study finds

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that clinical trials involving over 69,000 children have never had their results published in a peer reviewed journal, and that the findings of nearly a hundred of these trials remain completely unknown. The study, authored by Natalie Pica and Florence Bourgeois, both from Harvard medical school, examined all 599 pediatric trials registered with […]

22nd August 2016|