A new report, written by Nordic clinical trial experts, sets a high international standard for clinical trial transparency and sets out how to make it a reality. The report from the Nordic Trial Alliance Working Group on Transparency and Registration aims to make the Nordic countries world leaders in clinical trial transparency. It says academic institutions and politicians need to create clear laws, regulations and guidelines to ensure:
- registration of all trials and retrospective registration of unregistered trials,
- reporting of summary results from all trials within one year of the end of the trial and retrospective reporting of unreported trials,
- publication of full trial reports at the same time as the summary results and
- sharing of depersonalised individual patient data.
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