phuse data transparency nhs us uk eu make it public ctis eudract who World Health Assembly Update NIHR policy on registration and disclosure of clinical trial results – National Institute for Health Research NIHR researchers introduced a new policy on clinical trial transparency. The policy aims to improve trial registration and results disclosure to ensure full transparency of clinical trials funded by the NIHR. Additionally, clinical trials—along with all other research studies—must comply with the NIHR’s data sharing requirements. Until recently, clinical trial and medical device submission data was not fully available to the public and restricted to particular researchers in Canada. Now, data about medical devices and drugs are starting to be posted online via Health Canada’s new Clinical Information Portal. The European Medicines Agency will be looking at reviving its policy on proactive publishing of clinical study reports, which is currently suspended as the agency copes with huge staff losses on account of Brexit. Policy 0043 – a policy which gave access to EMA’s archived documents – is now limited to use by European Union citizens only. Additionally, excessive workload is said to be the cause for cutbacks, including the suspensions of publishing new data packages as a part of Policy 0070. The article states that this is a major interruption of the important transparency initiatives that need to be continued. World Health Organization (WHO) website, 12 of the world’s largest medical research funding agencies and international organizations pledged to implement policies within 12 months that mandate the registration and public disclosure of results for all trials they fund, co-fund, sponsor, or support. Among the signatories are the two largest private medical research funders in the world, the Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust. The announcement comes on the heels of the NIH Final Rule governing ClinicalTrials.gov disclosures, which went into effect in January, and underlines the commitment toward transparency of the international research community. Referencing the 2013 Declaration of Helsinki, Transparency in clinical trials is continually changing, and to stay on top of the news, TrialAssure will be bringing a weekly round-up of some of the key stories surrounding disclosures in clinical trials. This week’s stories are as follows: Senator introduces legislation to amends Sunshine Act – Policy & Medicine Senator Claire McCaskill proposed the Patient Advocacy Transparency Act of 2018 this week that widens Open Payment reporting and amends the Physician Payment Sunshine Act

This week in transparency news: September 21 – September 27, 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:

Commitments by the biopharmaceutical industry to clinical trial transparency: the evolving environment– BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine

In a recently published article in BMJ Evidence-Based Research, researchers looked at the top 50 biopharmaceutical companies by 2015 sales to see if they made any statements relating to clinical trial data disclosure. The overall mean disclosure rate was 55%.

Read the full article here

Beyond what’s required: thoughtful sharing of clinical trial results – Liz Roberts on LinkedIn

Liz Roberts, Senior Director, Global Policy Lead at UCB, discusses why sharing clinical trial results is important. One way her company discloses results is by making summaries available to patients.

Read Liz Robert’s full piece on LinkedIn

Member news – Forbes Technology Council

In a Forbes Technology Council news roundup, TrialAssure announced the launch of ANONYMIZE DS, an all-new application that uses automation to anonymize clinical trial data. The application is now fully available to the public.

Get the latest news from the Forbes Technology Council here