The Dutch Epidemiological Society decided to support the AllTrials petition to get “all trials registered | all results public”. Why this is important? A look at their website tells us:
Thousands of clinical trials have not reported their results; some have not even been registered. Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated.
All trials past and present should be registered, and the full methods and the results reported. We call on governments, regulators and research bodies to implement measures to achieve this.
I also signed the petition. have you? Visit www.alltrials.net and sign!