Cochrane Sweden recently held a webinar on registration and reporting of clinical trials in collaboration with their host institution, Lund University.
Clinical trial transparency is a key advocacy topic for Cochrane, and the webinar was a continuation of Cochrane Sweden’s efforts to promote this issue. At the end of 2020, they launched a joint report with TranspariMED which highlighted shortcomings in clinical trial reporting in Sweden – finding that over 70% of verifiably due clinical trial results are missing.
Emma Thompson, Cochrane’s Advocacy and Partnership Officer, moderated alongside Heiko Herwald, Vice-Dean at the Lund University Faculty of Medicine.
Mixing both regional and national perspectives, the webinar aimed to be relevant both within and outside of the context of Sweden. Presentations covered topics including current trial transparency regulations and best practices for improving reporting at universities. Examples were also shared from Karolinska Institutet and Clinical Studies Sweden, who have both taken steps to improve the reporting of their trials. Participants then had the opportunity to ask panellists their questions in an extended Q&A session.
26:48 Getting all clinical trial results reported - lessons learnt from successful universities (Slides and QUEST manual for clinical trial reporting)
Till Bruckner, author of a clinical trial reporting manual for universities. He is a Research Fellow at the BIH QUEST Center and the founder of the TranspariMED campaign
47:10 Centralizing the Clinical Trial Registration and Results Reporting Process in Academic Institutions (Slides)
Tony Durkee, Lead Coordinator for Clinical Trials at the Compliance and Data Office (CDO) at Karolinska Institutet
1:16:03 Panel Discussion and Q&A
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