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TrialScope Survey: Results summaries still being shared

Friday, September 29, 2017

TrialScope, a global leader in clinical trial transparency and compliance solutions, announced new findings from its sponsor survey on clinical trial results sharing practices.

The survey asked sponsors about their current approach to trial results summaries and their plans for sharing summaries in the future. TrialScope’s Chief Strategy Officer Thomas Wicks, presented highlights of the results. 

“There is a growing industry-wide understanding that patients have a right to receive information on the results of clinical trials in a language and format that is clear, concise and factual,” said Wicks. “This is not only an evolving requirement, but also an opportunity to engage directly with trial participants and the patient community and make a difference in people’s lives.”

Key takeaways from the survey include:

  • The sponsors that responded to the survey plan to provide up to 1,600 additional trial summaries to participants and patients in the coming 12 months 
  • 25% of those sponsors each plan to provide up to six new plain language summaries per month
  • For sponsors that already share summaries, when asked why, 75% stated it is an important part of their “patient engagement efforts”

“ClinicalTrials.gov currently lists more than 250,000 trials from around the world,” continued Wicks. “It’s encouraging to see we’re headed in the right direction, but there is still progress to be made.”

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