Research funders and NGOs agreed to adopt the WHO’s strong standards on clinical trial transparency

Last modified: May 25, 2017

A big step forward is made. All clinical trials funded or supported by nine major funders will be registered and the results reported. Let’s hope many other funders soon will follow this example.

In a joint statement, nine major funders including Médecins Sans Frontières, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Indian Council of Medical Research, the Norwegian Research Council, the UK Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust committed to develop and implement policies that require all trials they fund, co-fund, sponsor or support to be registered in a publicly-available register. They also agreed that all trial results would be disclosed within specified timeframes on the register or by publication in a scientific journal.

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