MRC audits of clinical trial registration and reporting

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Dear Medical Research Council,

according to a recently published study, the MRC conducts audits of compliance with MRC policies/requirements on clinical trial registration. However, the same study notes that the audit results are not made publicly available. In addition, the MRC in 2017 committed to auditing compliance with clinical trial reporting requirements.

Background:
https://www.transparimed.org/single-post...
https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/...
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/01f35d_de...

Questions:

1. How many audits of clinical trial registration and/or reporting has MRC conducted since January 2012? Please state the total number of audits, plus the title and date of each audit report.

2. Please provide a copy of the latest audit report on clinical trial registration and/or reporting.

3. Please provide a copy of the full data set underlying the latest audit report on clinical trial registration and/or reporting, including line-by-line audit results for each clinical trial.

4. Please provide the date on which MRC plans to complete its next audit report on clinical trial registration and/or reporting.

Yours faithfully,

Till Bruckner

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Dear Till,

Ref: UKRI 2018/0038 M

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Dear Dr Bruckner

Please find attached response of UKRI to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind Regards
Mike Rowan

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Dear UKRI FOI Requests,

thank you for the information, which I have summarized in this blog:
https://www.transparimed.org/single-post...

If the blog misrepresents your policies and practices, please get in touch and I will correct it asap.

Yours sincerely,

Till Bruckner