Hidden in proverbial and actual drawers lies information and knowledge from which humanity would benefit greatly, but is being denied insight into. Whether kept from being published by the interests of stakeholders or the disinterest of scientific journals, the result of these results not being shared is incomplete knowledge, non-optimal treatment, continuation of dangerous practices and repeated trials. Trials that not only clam limited resources, but could risk the safety of volunteers needlessly.
The AllTrials petition sums up these problems and in simple terms explains why action is needed.
The Norwegian Medical Students’ Association join in the call on governments, regulators and research bodies to implement measures to achieve that all trials past and present be registered, and the full methods and the results reported.