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Research Integrity: clinical trials transparency

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Paul Clift
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Research Integrity: clinical trials transparency
Posted on: October 30 2018, 11:49 am

Dear All

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee have just published a report "Research integrity: clinical trials transparency" that has attracted some interest from Ben Goldacre of All Trials Campaign (http://www.alltrials.net). According to him, HRA (Health Research Authority) were strongly criticised but have responded well to that. On the other hand PHE (Public Health England) were criticised and have responded really badly:

"Compliance with transparency rules varies by sponsor—while pharmaceutical companies have good rates of reporting within a reasonable timeframe, the picture is much more mixed for universities. It is particularly disappointing that trusted bodies such as Public Health England and a range of NHS Foundation Trusts are also failing to report results from clinical trials. Public trust in medicine could easily be eroded by failures in clinical trials transparency from such important parts of the health system. Public Health England should write to us with an explanation and the steps it will take to correct this".

It's worth looking for Ben Goldacre's Twitter thread on this, which he posted this morning.
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