Monthly Archives: October 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|

Another pharma company commits to greater transparency

LEO Pharma has today committed to making results from clinical trials as far back as 1990 available. The company announced today that “as of January 1st 2014:

the company will gradually post summary results of clinical trials sponsored by LEO Pharma dating back to 1990 on the company’s corporate website;
clinical study reports dating back to 1990 […]

24th October 2013|

Write a letter to ensure progress on the reporting of clinical trials is not lost

If you live in an EU member state we need your help this week. Will you write to your country’s health minister to ask your Government to support the good progress towards clinical trial transparency in the draft Clinical Trial Regulation in debates in Europe next month.

Thanks to the letters you sent to MEPs last […]

22nd October 2013|

Clinical trial participants must be respected

Clinical trial participants must be respected
21st October 2013

People who participate in clinical trials assume they are contributing to a growth of knowledge and are not “simply ‘research fodder’ for clinical scientists” says Iain Chalmers of The James Lind Initiative in an article in The House magazine.

Iain sets out the problems of not all research being published, with trials […]

21st October 2013|

5 things you can do today to help us with AllTrials

5 things you can do today to help us with AllTrials
11th October 2013

The head of Europe’s pharmaceutical industry body has threatened “a series of lawsuits” if the EU’s medicines body goes ahead with its great plans to publish more of the clinical trial information it holds. The European Medicines Agency plans to proactively publish the […]

11th October 2013|

Researchers call for full clinical trial reports to be made available

Researchers from Germany’s Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care call today for clinical study reports (CSRs) from clinical trials to be made publicly available.
9th October 2013

In a paper published today in PLOS Medicine researchers compared information about 101 clinical trials in publicly available sources (e.g. in journal articles or reports published on a […]

9th October 2013|

AllTrials slides to add to your presentation

Help spread the word and get more people and organisations to add their voices to the AllTrials campaign by adding a slide or two to your conference, meeting, or journal club presentation. We’ve created two versions of some Powerpoint slides:

A stand alone slide  with an overview of the campaign.
A presentation with six slides and […]

7th October 2013|