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Clinical Trial History: Being Transparent in Research

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Clinical trial transparency has been an area of focus for the past 20 years. Being transparent about clinical trials covers two main areas:

  1. Clinical trial registration at the start of a trial, making the public aware of clinical trials that are open for enrollment.
  2. Clinical trial results once a trial is completed, openly sharing the results of studies.

Both component parts have been greatly enabled by the advent of the internet and the ensuing Information Age, making it easier than ever to provide clinical trial education to the public through resources like ClinicalTrials.gov (which first launched in 2000) and LillyTrialGuide.com (which first launched in 2013). 

See how the curtain has been pulled back on clinical trials in the timeline graphic below.  

Infographic outlining a timeline of milestones related to transparency in clinical research

Read more on this topic: 

  1. We found the information on history, policy and law from the National Institutes of Health U.S. National Library of Medicine to be an invaluable resource for this article
  2. To learn more about ClinicalTrials.gov, check out our blog article from the archives.   
  3. To learn more about what to expect before, during, and after a clinical trial, check out more information on Lilly TrialGuide
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