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Using AllTrials to teach the importance of trial transparency

AllTrials will be a centrepiece of a new online course taught by the University of Miami called Health Information Exchange. Students of this course, aimed at nurses and medical professionals, will learn why clinical trial transparency is so important to researchers and physicians. This course is part of a new Online Health Informatics, Nursing Informatics and Certificate […]

11th December 2015|

European Medicines Agency prioritises transparency

Clinical trial transparency is a key priority of the new Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Professor Guido Rasi.

In a press briefing on Wednesday 9th December Professor Rasi outlined his vision for his five-year mandate as Executive Director. He highlighted transparency as a key aspect of the EMA’s approach moving forward.

On the EMA’s commitment to transparency, […]

11th December 2015|

Can you help AllTrials grow?

To make every clinical trial count, changes to registration and reporting behaviour need to be global. Building support for AllTrials in the US is crucial.

The UK AllTrials video has helped tremendously to raise awareness and grow the campaign. Watch it again to see the impact it has. It captures clearly and powerfully why clinical trial transparency is […]

10th December 2015|

American Medical Association embraces trial reform

The largest association of medical doctors and students in the US, the American Medical Association (AMA)—which represents over 228,000 current healthcare providers—will decide in the coming weeks whether to publicly support AllTrials in the US. The move comes after the AMA passed a series of policy resolutions supporting increased data sharing and the timely publication […]

9th December 2015|

Companies ranked by drug trial transparency

A new study published in BMJ Open found that for 15 drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012, a median 57% of clinical trials were registered, and only 65% of trial results were publicly available. Almost half of the drugs had at least one undisclosed phase II or III trial. […]

17th November 2015|

Could UK research ethics regulator monitor publication bias?

Research published in BMC Medical Ethics  has found that NHS research ethics committees (RECs) could monitor bias in clinical trial publication and outcome reporting. RECs review all applications for NHS research conducted in the UK and determine whether the research is ethical. There are currently more than 60 RECs across the UK that each year review […]

4th November 2015|

Trends in global clinical trial registration

The number of clinical trials registered globally increased from 3,294 in 2004, to 23,384 in 2013, according to new research published in BMJ Open. The study looked at clinical trials on the World Health Organisation’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP), which contains data from 16 global trial registries. The research analysed global progress in […]

2nd November 2015|

How much transparency does Canada’s new law allow?

This blog was originally published on The BMJ blogs site at bmj.com/blogs
Diclectin Data: Testing Canada’s New Pharmaceutical Transparency Law
Matthew Herder a & Trudo Lemmens b
Earlier this month Canadian news sources, including the CBC and the Toronto Star, reported on Dr. Navindra Persaud’s success in securing unpublished data from Health Canada about the safety and effectiveness […]

28th October 2015|

Clinical trial publishing game, from The Economist

The results of around half of all clinical trials have never been published. Failing to publish results means the people who make decisions about medicines don’t have full information about the benefits and risks of treatments we use every day.

Use The Economist’s publication bias simulator to run clinical trials yourself, decide which trials to publish, and see how much […]

6th October 2015|

Cipher machine used to hide secrets will be auctioned to help reveal medical secrets

We are delighted that Simon Singh, science writer and Sense about Science trustee, is auctioning his Second World War cipher machine to raise money for the AllTrials campaign and Good Thinking.

The M-209 is a portable mechanical cipher machine (about the size of a lunchbox) that was used by the US military during WW2 and the […]

1st October 2015|