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Support for AllTrials in Germany

Support for AllTrials in Germany
15th November 2013

This is a guest post by Dr. med. Dieter Lehmkuhl, an AllTrials supporter based in Berlin.

At present, there are a number of German based groups and organisations supporting AllTrials. Most noteworthy are The Drug Commission of the German Medical Association and IQWiG, the German equivalent to UK‘s NICE. Additionally […]

15th November 2013|

ABPI research into clinical trial reporting

A study commissioned by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) was published this week in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion. It suggests that there is now greater transparency for industry-sponsored clinical trials. This would be good. We are asking the ABPI about the methodology, the exclusion of incomplete trials from the […]

14th November 2013|

Italian translation of the AllTrials manifesto is now available

There is now an Italian translation of the AllTrials statement thanks to one of our supporting organisations, the GIMBE Foundation in Italy.

The document sets out four levels of information in clinical trial reporting and discusses the first three in detail:

knowledge that a trial has been conducted, from a clinical trials register
a brief summary of the […]

12th November 2013|

Organisations send a briefing document on Clinical Trials Regulation to Europe

Ahead of meetings this week that will decide the fate of clinical trials regulation in Europe a group of European medical and patient organisations and the AllTrials campaign have sent a briefing document (PDF) on Clinical Trials Regulation to a number of prominent European contacts. The briefing explains the importance of retaining proposed amendments which […]

11th November 2013|

Important steps in Europe

Important steps in Europe
6th November 2013

Today is a big day for clinical trials transparency in Europe. Discussions about the EU Clinical Trial Regulation are beginning now between the European Council, Commission and Parliament, and we have heard that transparency will be on the agenda within the next week. Last week we asked those of you […]

7th November 2013|

Please donate or we’ll send this video around the world

Please donate or we’ll send this video around the world
We need to make a video to help people around the world to build the campaign, with the voices of some of the many patients, doctors and researchers who have joined forces under AllTrials, and just a little of Ben Goldacre.

Right now we can only make […]

1st November 2013|

A third of clinical trials haven’t published results

A third of clinical trials haven’t published results
Research published today has found that nearly a third of clinical trials have not published results five years after they ended. The study looked at 585 large trials registered on the clinical trials register ClinicalTrials.gov that had ended before January 2009. One hundred and seventy-one of these trials […]

30th October 2013|

How to get Jeremy Hunt’s attention on AllTrials

Over the last week many of you have been in touch to let us know you have written to your health ministers urging them to keep the good progress towards clinical trial transparency in the draft Clinical Trials Regulation debate. There is more you can do. One of our supporters, Jeannette James has got in […]

29th October 2013|

“Hardly worth the effort”? Trial registration and journals – video

“Hardly worth the effort”? Trial registration and journals
29th October 2013

Here’s a great video featuring Elizabeth Wager talking about her research into the policies of journals and views of journal editors and publishers regarding trial registration. Elizabeth and her colleague found that only 28% of the 200 journals examined required trial registration as a condition of […]

29th October 2013|

Latest news from AllTrials and we need your help

Latest news from AllTrials and we need your help
25th October 2013

Yesterday the pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma announced its commitment to publish results of its clinical trials dating back to 1990. They are also going to provide access to anonymised patient-level data dating back to 2000 on request. Great stuff from LEO Pharma! GSK who joined […]

25th October 2013|