The Consortium has signed the All Trials Petition an iniative aimed at encouraging the results of all clinical trials to be made public.
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.
A study in 2010 by the NHS NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, found that the results from half of all completed clinical trials have never been published in academic journals. Furthermore trials with positive outcomes are 2X more likely to be published than negative results.
The failure to make this information available could lead to poor treatment decisions, money wasted on duplicating trials and missed opportunities for better practice to emerge.
The Campaign calls for action from governments, regulators and research bodies to implement measures to ensure trials past and present should be registered, and the full methods and the results reported.
Monday, December 1st 2014