2 Matching Annotations
- Apr 2015
Patient groups, lastly, could write open letters to all companies and researchers withholding methods and results of trials on treatments taken by their members, represent their constituencies by holding individuals to reasonable account, and again help improve compliance.
Hmmm. Perhaps annotation would be a better mechanism.
This negates a key defence commonly cited by trialists and sponsors when facing calls for greater transparency: that journals reject “negative” results. All trials can now be reported, immediately, using clinicaltrials.gov as a first or last resort, if the trialist is willing. The question remains: how can we ensure this is done?
Raises the question about whether regulatory agencies could use annotations, as part of Resource Watch, to question whether data that should have been released was released.