Latest Campaign Updates

How to upload results and update entries on clinical trial registers

Here you’ll find the steps required to update and add results to entries on the US clinical trials register, ClinicalTrials.gov, and to the EU Clinical Trials Register.

WHY DO THIS?

Researchers have an overriding set of ethical and legal obligations to report results from clinical trials. It should be a professional goal to ensure summary […]

12th March 2019|

Government: ‘clinical trials transparency is vital to the integrity of research’

February 22, 2019: The Department of Health and Social Care has today responded to the Research Integrity: Clinical Trials Transparency Report, published by the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee in October 2018. 

Baroness Blackwood, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health (Lords), noted in the Government report released today that “Only […]

22nd February 2019|

MPs put UK universities on notice: Report results from clinical trials or be called to parliament to explain why not

London, Thursday, January 24, 2019: UK universities could be brought in front of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee if they fail to improve the reporting of clinical trials. The Committee has announced that it has put universities ‘on notice’ and will ask them to explain themselves in a follow-up evidence session if they […]

24th January 2019|

Tell the UK’s research regulator to do more on clinical trial transparency

The UK body
that oversees health research is writing a new strategy on clinical trial
transparency and it wants to hear opinions on
it.

The Health
Research Authority (HRA) says its strategy aims to “make transparency easy,
make compliance clear and make information public.” It has opened a public
consultation on the strategy and some plans on the steps it will […]

29th July 2019|

Clinical trial transparency on the line at the World Health Assembly

This week the World Health Assembly will be asked to support more transparency around the costs and pricing of medicines. The WHA is the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation made up of representatives from the WHO’s 194 member countries. A ‘transparency resolution’ on costs and prices of medicines will be discussed at the […]

20th May 2019|

MPs call on government to take responsibility for clinical trial transparency

MPs have issued a strong call for the government to take responsibility for getting missing clinical
trial results reported today. The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee
report on Research integrity: clinical trials transparency makes a series of recommendations to
Government including high level political leadership on transparency to setting up a detailed audit of
reporting rates […]

30th October 2018|

Tell the FDA to identify and punish law breakers

The US’s Food and Drug Administration has at last published its plan to identify and punish the organisations and people who have broken the law by not reporting clinical trial results. The FDA now wants to hear what we think about the plan.

The FDA Amendment Act 2007 says that lots of clinical trials in […]

26th October 2018|

Half of European clinical trials haven’t reported results

A new interactive website, eu.trialstracker.net, shows that 49% of clinical trials on the EU clinical trials register have not reported results. EU rules say clinical trial results must be reported onto the EU register for every trial there within 12 months of the end of the trial. Only 51% of trials on the register are […]

13th September 2018|

Have clinical trial funders kept their promise?

Last year 21 government and philanthropic groups promised to change the way they work. They committed to writing new policy to ensure that all the clinical trials they pay for report their results. This group of funders joined the World Health Organization’s statement on registering and reporting trials and promised to have their new working policy in place within a year. […]

31st May 2018|

Most academic institutions have no policy on clinical trial transparency

New research shows that most US academic institutions do not have policies to ensure clinical trials run by their researchers are registered and results reported. A survey of 366 universities in the US uncovered that less than half have a policy on registration of clinical trials (43%) and only around a third (35%) have a […]

3rd May 2018|