BPS and ASPET announce support for publication of negative findings from clinical trials

13th September 2013

The British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) have announced their support for the publication of negative findings from early clinical trials. Their jointly published journal, Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, is at the same time launching a new method for researchers to publish negative findings.

Síle Lane, Sense About Science, said: “The announcement from BPS and ASPET is very welcome international leadership from societies who want to ensure clinical trial information is published. The results of around half of all trials are not published – this information is kept from doctors, researchers and regulators; resources are wasted repeating research that has been done and participants in further clinical trials are misled. I hope more organisations will follow BPS and ASPET’s lead and set out what they can do to ensure more clinical trials report their results,”

Read more about the announcement on the BPS website.