All Trials Registered, All Results Reported

January 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

The following was recently posted on the EBSIOxford blog, and I am reposting it here for the sake of importance:

It’s time all clinical trial results are reported. Patients, researchers, doctors and regulators everywhere in the world will benefit from publication of clinical trial results. Please sign the petition:

Thousands of clinical trials have not reported their results; some have not even been registered.

Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors, pharmacists and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated unnecessarily on people and animals.

All trials past and present should be registered, and the full methods and the results reported.

We call on governments, regulators and research bodies to implement measures to achieve this.

All Trials Registered, All Results Reported is an initiative of Sense About Science, Bad Science, BMJ, James Lind Initiative, the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine and others from research, patient groups and medicine.

This is an 8 page briefing note on missing trials, prepared by Dr Ben Goldacre with Dr Carl Heneghan (CEBM), Dr Fiona Godlee (BMJ), and Sir Iain Chalmers (JLI): Missing trials briefing note.

Sign the petition HERE.


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