ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

WHO wants trial disclosure deadlines

October 24, 2014 2:21 AM UTC

The World Health Organization is calling for a strict timeline for public disclosure of clinical trial results, citing analysis showing that "a significant proportion of healthcare research remains unpublished," and its concerns that "trial results which may be viewed as 'negative' are less likely to be submitted or accepted" for publication or otherwise made public.

WHO requested public comment on its new " Statement on the Public Disclosure of Clinical Trial Results," which specifies that study results be reported in both of two settings within 30 months after a study is completed. ...