Dear University of Reading,
Q1. Does the university have publicly available policies and/or SOPs that require its staff to follow global best practices in clinical trial registration and registry entry maintenance?
Q2. Does the university have publicly available policies and/or SOPs that commit it to following global best practices in clinical trial summary results posting?
Q3. Has the university within the last 12 months made public an internal audit of trial registration and/or summary results posting performance? If yes, please share a link to that document.
Q4. Does the university have time-specific plans to retrospectively post missing summary results for university-sponsored clinical trials completed in the past? If yes, please share a link to that document. If the document is not online, please provide a copy of the document.
Q5. Does the university have a publicly available policy that prohibits its staff from undeclared ‘outcome switching’, HARKing, p-hacking and/or similar (mal)practices when they report clinical trial outcomes?
This FOI request is being filed on behalf of UAEM-UK and TranspariMED.
Please note that the answers to these questions will be used to determine the university’s score in the forthcoming Global Health Ranking of leading UK universities by Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) UK.
We encourage you to read this background briefing before compiling your response:
Thank you very much for your time, best wishes,
Till Bruckner / TranspariMED
Dear Til Brucker,
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Dear Till Bruckner,
We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request. Our responses are given below each limb of your
For clarity please be advised, the University of Reading has not conducted
any clinical trials in terms meant by the Medicines for Human Use
Regulation 2004. However, we have answered the questions below using the
definition provided in web-document linked to in your request and as set
out by WHO.
The University Code of Good Practice in Research (UCOGPR) can be viewed
via the link below:
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your rights to apply to the Information Commissioner. The procedure is
detailed in our Freedom of Information and Environmental Information
Regulations policy on the web at
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