Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Write a message to the NIH

Dear Friends

Last month, many of you supported the WHO’s plan to call for the results of all clinical trials to be reported. Now we all need to support proposals from the US Government to improve clinical trial transparency there.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have announced proposals to expand requirements to register clinical trials and report results, and to make that a condition of research funding. This is a significant and potentially transformative step in the battle for clinical trial transparency.

Francis Collins, Director of NIH, said, “We owe it to every participant and the public at large to support the maximal use of this knowledge for the greatest benefit to human health.” Read more about the proposals and comments from Ben Goldacre and other AllTrials supporters here.

We have to make sure HHS and NIH don’t water down these strong proposals.

  1. Tell HHS that you support it expanding the law so that more trials have to be registered and reported.
  2. Email to tell NIH that you support it requiring all the trials it funds to be registered and to report results.

Both consultations run until 19th February 2015 and are open to everyone, not just US citizens. We are working on our responses now and will share them with you soon.





Ian Bushfield
Campaigns Support Officer
Sense About Science: Science and evidence in the hands of the public

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