We must support the NHS Health Research Authority’s (HRA) new proposals to promote research transparency.

Last year the HRA consulted on making failure to register a breach of ethical approval. All of your responses were central to them adopting this good proposal. Now they are consulting on proposals to require trial sponsors to make a declaration about their transparency and also how to hold trials sponsors to account for this.

They have told us that they need to hear from a wide range of people and organisations from across all sectors. We want to make sure that all groups, including academia, patient organisations and research funders are heard as well as industry voices. Please, add your comments in support of the HRA’s proposals by the end of July. Read more about their proposals and how to respond here.

We will share our response to the consultation as soon as we can.