Monthly Archives: December 2014

Message from Ben Goldacre: Please help us make a real and lasting change

Dear Friends

Please help us make a real and lasting change.

Two years ago I started discussing the problem of withheld trial data with Sense about Science. Back then, the situation seemed hopeless, and I was angry: many institutions were in denial, and many past efforts to fix the problem had ground to a halt. In January 2013 Sense […]

18th December 2014|

2014: The year of influence for AllTrials

By Professor Carl Heneghan, Director, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford, co-founding organisation of the AllTrials campaign

As 2014 comes to an end, I thought a recap of the achievements of the AllTrials campaign this year would be worthwhile. If you are still wondering what AllTrials is about, well, where have you been?

You may have missed the fact that […]

17th December 2014|

The results of over a quarter of surgery clinical trials are still hidden

The results of 27% of clinical trials on surgical techniques remain hidden according to a new study in The BMJ. Researchers from the UK searched for trials registered on the clinical trial register ClinicalTrials.gov in 2008 and 2009 with the keyword “surgery”. They found 395 relevant trials from 39 countries on 6 continents; 314 of the […]

10th December 2014|