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:

New portal launches for plain language summaries – Outsourcing Pharma

TrialAssure recently announced the launch of a new online portal called The portal enables sponsors to publicly share plain language clinical trial summaries as the industry faces increased transparency standards.

Melissa Fassbender has the full story here

UK explores feasibility of 100% trial registration rates in major transparency push – Pink Sheet

The United Kingdom’s Health Research Authority plans to devise a strategy this year to make improvements in research transparency. The Authority will focus on clinical trial registration and making results public.

Read the full article by Vibha Sharma on Pink Sheet

What is IT governance and why does it propel massive growth? – Forbes

TrialAssure CIO Mohamad Zahreddine describes IT governance and how it strengthens the culture of a company. Effective governance allows subject matter experts to work with an entrepreneurial mindset to manage systems or processes.

Read Mohamad’s full article on Forbes

New course in blockchain for health care –

Jefferson University recently announced the addition of a graduate-level certification for blockchain in healthcare. The Pennsylvania University claims this certification to be the first in the United States, in which students will learn about privacy, ethics, and transparency in the medical industry and the benefits of blockchain in the industry.

Learn more about this course via

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