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,, 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|

Do charities and governments ensure clinical trial researchers report results? Most don’t.

Most of the world’s largest charities and government bodies who fund clinical trials don’t ask that the results from these trials are reported.

An audit of the stated transparency polices of the 18 philanthropic and public bodies that spend the most money on clinical research has found that most do not require researchers to report results […]

24th April 2018|

Unreported Clinical Trial of the Week

The AllTrials campaign is shining a spotlight on clinical trials that haven’t published results, one per week from now on in the BMJ. Read more about this new series in the BMJ.

The trials we write about will be one of those flagged by the FDAAA Compliance Tracker and, as of 14 September 2018, the EU TrialsTracker […]

29th March 2018|

Seizing the moment

Hello hello,

I hope you’ve seen our new tool, the FDAAA TrialsTracker, which identifies every individual clinical trial that fails to report its results, live online. Now everyone can see the individual institutes, companies and researchers responsible for unreported trials, the very day they go overdue.

Three weeks ago we highlighted just one of these overdue […]

15th March 2018|

We’re writing weekly to the FDA

With the launch of the FDAAA Trials Tracker, we wrote an open letter to the FDA asking them to act on the unreported trials being publically flagged. We’re writing to them every week with the list of trials in breach of the FDAAA Final Rule as well as how much the FDA could have levied […]

5th March 2018|

Open letter to the FDA

Dr Scott Gottlieb
Food and Drug Administration

16th February 2018

Dear Dr Gottlieb

As the body responsible for compliance with the FDA Amendments Act 2007, you have the power to sanction those who break this law, including the levy of fines up to $10,000 a day against clinical trial sponsors who fail to publish their trial results on […]

19th February 2018|

Giving evidence to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Síle Lane and Ben Goldacre gave evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into research integrity along with Dr Simon Kolstoe.

Watch the session:

Publication bias in clinical trials is the most thoroughly researched aspect of research integrity – having been discussed in detail for over 30 years. And now the area with quite […]

5th December 2017|