31 Mar 2023
The coronavirus pandemic put clinical trials in the spotlight — or hot seat, depending on one’s perspective. Around the globe pressure came from multiple fronts: regulatory agencies, the public, patients, advocates, pharmaceutical industry watchdogs and investors all clamored for increased clinical transparency. The push for accountability has not abated for study sponsors to publish results in a timely manner. However, just as there are numerous regulatory agencies and guidelines (approximately 90 countries have requirements related to the disclosure of clinical trial data made publicly available on over 30 clinical trial registries), enforcement of clinical trial disclosure requirements varies greatly.