This week in transparency news: November 16 – December 6, 2019

by Staff writer,
Posted on 12/6/2019

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:

More trial results are being posted to public database, but data quality is lacking, report finds STAT News

A new report examining 10 years of study results reported to ClinicalTrials.gov finds slow progress in reporting results. The quality of the data on ClinicalTrials.gov also lacks in quality, the report found.

Shraddha Chakradhar has the full story

Sponsors struggle with trial disclosure, patient privacy requirementsApplied Clinical Trials

With many regulatory agencies calling for expanded access to research data, conflicts arise between data disclosure and patient privacy. This is especially profound in the EU, where regulators are preparing for the full implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Read Jill Wechsler’s full piece here

 Academic-led clinical trials data shared on CSDRClinicalStudyDataRequest.com

According to ClinicalStudyDataRequest.com, academic researchers are starting to become more involved in sharing clinical trial data with others in the research community. The total number of academic-led trials on CSDR is now up to 18.

Visit the CSDR website for more updates

EudraCT public web report for November 2019 European Medicines Agency

In November 2019, the reports states that 58,658 clinical trials were reported to the EudraCT database. Seventy-nine percent of the clinical trials were commercial, and 8,005 clinical trial site inspections occurred.

Read the full report here

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