This week in transparency news: February 23 – March 1, 2019

by Staff writer,
Posted on 3/1/2019

Transparency in clinical trials is continually changing, and to stay on top of the news, TrialAssure brings a weekly round-up of some of the key stories surrounding disclosures in clinical trials. This week’s stories are as follows:

UK government promises national strategy to boost clinical trial reporting –TranspariMED

By the end of 2019, the UK government will publish a national clinical trial transparency strategy. Norman Lemp, MP, chair of parliament’s Science and Technology Committee, urged the government to fund and monitor clinical trial reporting after a TranspariMED and UAEM report exposed widespread failure by UK universities to post trial results.

Read the article via TranspariMED

Groundbreaking transparency application that anonymizes patient data in clinical trials launched Clinical Leader

TrialAssure announced recently the limited release of ANONYMIZE DS, an all-new software-as-a-service (SaaS) application that allows sponsors to anonymize clinical trial data automatically. This exclusive application was discussed during a presentation by Zach Weingarden at the PhUSE Connect 2019 Data-Driven Science conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Read the press release on Clinical Leader

Could blockchain ensure integrity of clinical trial data? UCSF News Center

UC San Francisco researchers have created a proof-of-concept method for ensuring clinical trial data integrity with blockchain. Their research, which highlights an immutable audit trail, was recently published in Nature Communications.

Laura Kurtzman has the full story here

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