We believe the occurrence, methods and results of clinical and health research involving patients - whether positive or negative - should be made swiftly available for patient, social and scientific benefit.
The Academy’s position on clinical trials and data disclosure can be found in our written evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's inquiry on this subject. A statement from our President is also available.
The Academy has followed the development of the AllTrials campaign with much interest and welcomes the contribution the campaign has made to the debate on, and efforts to, improve transparency in clinical and health research.
We support the principles underpinning the Alltrials petition. Our long-standing policy, affirmed by Council, is that as a Fellowship organisation, we cannot sign up to campaigns or petitions on behalf of all Fellows. Given the importance of transparency of clinical research we have drawn our 1000+ Fellows’ attention to the petition and encourage them to sign up in a personal capacity.