In the US, a new law will very soon require sponsors of clinical trials to start submitting data on the results of completed trials into an expanded version of the registry website clinicaltrials.gov.
Interested parties only have two days left to submit comments on a draft version of the results database – go to the website at http://prsinfo.clinicaltrials.gov/rrs-mockup-intro.html to see the current draft and give your feedback.
The World Health Organization also wants to hear public feedback on their proposal that “the findings of all clinical trials must be made publicly available”. The survey is only open until June 27th.
The PLoS Medicine editors have commented on both consultations – don’t let policies develop on important questions relating to access to clinical trials data without first having your say!