Update to Wellcome’s policy on clinical trials
Today, we’ve launched an updated policy on clinical trials.
The policy now:
- makes it clearer what you need to do before, during and after you complete a trial funded by Wellcome
- brings our requirements into line with the WHO joint statement on public disclosure of results from clinical trials, which Wellcome signed up to in May 2017
- requires you to post summary results in the same registry as the one in which the trial was registered
- requires you to publish a trial protocol and statistical analysis plan before you start a trial.
Through the policy, we strongly encourage Wellcome-funded researchers to use CSDR for sharing trial data.
If you’re already funded by Wellcome, you’re encouraged to adopt our new policy, but it’s not a requirement. You must abide by the policy in place at the time you received your funding. The same grant terms and conditions will still apply.