The incredibly complex case of missing medical research

Editor’s Note: Since the publication of this article, Ben Goldacre (AllTrials) and Anna Powell-Smith of the Evidence-Based Medicine Data Lab at the University of Oxford built a tool (Trials Tracker), which shows the universities, government bodies, and...

The surveillance society we need: An interview with Prabhat Jha

Editor’s Note: The following interview with Prabhat Jha was organized by eLife, a supporter and donor to the AllTrials campaign. “Imagine if Zika had come to New York or to Toronto,” says Prabhat Jha from his office at the St. Michael’s Hospital Center for...

The Story of AllTrials

Almost half of all the clinical trials ever conducted have never been reported. This is the story of the campaign to find them—and to fix medicine. “I felt like I was a mouthpiece for this giant army of disenfranchised nerds,” said Ben Goldacre. It is a bright spring...

WHO: Release All Research Data!

In a further sign of an epochal change in medical research, the World Health Organization has renewed its call for researchers to report all the results from clinical trial research. While there has been great deal of discussion about why clinical trial registration...

Clinical Trial Registries: Entering a Brave New Transparent World

It was once the case, said George Mason University’s Giorgio Ascoli, that people thought gene discovery would rapidly lead to the patenting of genes. “Now,” he said, “you can’t publish if your data isn’t in a gene bank.” Ascoli was speaking at Sense About Science’s...
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