Monday, October 05, 2015

AllTrials update

Dear friend of AllTrials
Over the past few weeks we've heard some great examples of what AllTrials supporters are doing to get all clinical trials registered and reported. Here’s what some of your fellow campaign supporters have been up to.
Consultant Diabetologist Dr Aus Alzaid from Saudi Arabia was interested in the results of a clinical trial investigating the effect of metformin on cognitive function. The trial was completed in 2012 but results have never been published. After writing emails to the researchers and academic institution asking for the missing results, we have now heard they will be published before the end of the year! The efforts of just one person really can make all the difference.
Campaign members Autistica, and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) have both announced that they will only award research grants for clinical trials if researchers agree to register and report trials on time. BAPRAS is also calling on the next generation of surgeons to support AllTrials by writing about the campaign in its newsletter and asking its 800 members to donate to the campaign
On the fundraising front, author and friend of AllTrials Simon Singh is auctioning his M209, a mechanical cipher machine used by the US military to keep secrets during the Second World War. The money raised will be shared with AllTrials and the Good Thinking Society, so please help us to spread the news and bid generously!
So many of you are doing wonderful things for the campaign, sorry we can’t mention you all. But please do keep in touch and let us know what you are doing to get all clinical trials registered and reported.

Best wishes

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