Research Funders, International NGOs Announce New Standards Requiring All Clinical Trials They Fund, Support To Be Registered, Results Disclosed Publicly

WHO: Major research funders and international NGOs to implement WHO standards on reporting clinical trial results
“Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly. In a joint statement, [these organizations] agreed to develop and implement policies within the next 12 months that require all trials they fund, co-fund, sponsor, or support to be registered in a publicly available registry. They also agreed that all results would be disclosed within specified timeframes on the registry and/or by publication in a scientific journal…” (5/18).