Funders Push For More Transparency In Medical Research
Inside Philanthropy: Grantees, Reveal Thy Findings: A Push By Funders for Transparency in Medical Research
Till Bruckner, founder of TranspariMED and advocacy manager for Transparify, discusses efforts to address transparency in reporting clinical trial results, writing, “In an effort to combat research waste and speed up the discovery of new drugs, medical research funders have pledged to cut off funding to grantees who fail to meet basic transparency standards. … [A]round half of all clinical trials never report their results, and many others are badly reported, making no contribution to medical progress. … Confronted with an anti-regulatory environment in D.C., activists are increasingly looking to philanthropic funders to get more medical evidence into the public realm…” (7/28).