Latest Campaign Updates

Oxford University Hospitals commits to AllTrials

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust has pledged its support for increased transparency in medical research by supporting the AllTrials campaign.
Oxford University Hospitals has signed the campaign pledge and commits to the principles that all clinical trials should be registered and the results should be published.
The Trust supports a growing portfolio of more than 1,300 […]

22nd August 2014|

AllTrials writes to the members of the EMA Management Board

The EU medicines body has been discussing the final wording of its draft policy on sharing data from clinical trials. We and hundreds of you have been urging them not to take a backwards step on transparency. The Management Board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) sets policies for the EMA and delayed agreeing […]

19th August 2014|

Barriers to clinical trials in India

In an article on The New Indian Express, members of the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) say that recent regulations are to blame for a drop in the number of clinical trials being conducted in India. The Indian government introduced new regulations following a Supreme Court ruling in 2013, one of which requires […]

18th August 2014|

Most discontinued trials remain unpublished

A new research paper in JAMA looking at 1017 clinical trials has found that most trials stopped before the planned end remain unpublished, and overall 56% never published results. An international research group was given access to the records of all the clinical trials approved by six ethics committees in Switzerland, Germany and Canada […]

14th August 2014|

Should the EMA be allowed to censor independent analysis of side effect data?

The European body which oversees the collection of information on side effects of drugs wants to have the right to censor reporting of independent analysis of this information if it doesn’t agree with the analysis.

The European Medicines Agency oversees the EudraVigilance database where reports of side effects from approved drugs in Europe are recorded. […]

6th August 2014|

Panel: Make statins trial data available

The side effects of statins would be clearer with more data. This was illustrated very recently by the report of an independent panel which looked at two papers published by The BMJ that contained errors. Click here to read the background on the panel. The panel called for data from clinical trials on statins […]

4th August 2014|

New FDA draft consent form guidance omits patient data sharing

The FDA is drafting new guidelines on writing consent forms for those who run clinical trials. The consent forms need to ensure patients have the information they need to make an informed decision about participating in a trial. This includes details about the clinical trial, the risks and benefits of participating in the trial, […]

31st July 2014|

Results from a closed clinical trials register are either scattered or missing

A BMJ Open study has found that results which were posted on a now closed industry-sponsored clinical trials register – clinicalstudyresults.org – are either scattered across various other registers or no longer publicly available. Clinicalstudyresults.org was created in 2005 by the US trade group, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association for pharmaceutical companies to […]

17th July 2014|

AllTrials strongly supports HRA proposals on registration and reporting

The UK’s Health Research Authority (HRA) has made some strong proposals to encourage researchers to register clinical trials and report research results. We should all support these proposals before the end of the consultation period on 28th July 2014.

The HRA has already made registration of clinical trials a condition of ethical approval to run […]

17th July 2014|

Out of 400 trials on ClinicalTrials.gov, 30% haven’t reported results

A new study found that 118 of 400 clinical trials had not reported results four years later in either a journal or on ClinicalTrials.gov. The researchers randomly selected trials that were registered on ClinicalTrials.gov and listed as completed in 2008. They found that trials were equally likely to report results regardless of whether or […]

16th July 2014|