After a prolonged effort, the U.K. government is now tracking whether clinical trial sponsors are reporting results, the latest sign that transparency campaigns are forcing greater disclosure by universities and companies.
The move comes after a 2018 analysis found many trial sponsors — some of which were funded by the government — failed to report their findings. U.K. law requires all study results to be reported within one year. The disclosure prompted a key lawmaker to issue a blistering report criticizing the Health Research Authority for failing to enforce rules and impose penalties on wayward trial sponsors and investigators.
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