MPs call for action to improve clinical trial setup and transparency

September 18, 2013
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The Commons Science and Technology Committee has published its report on clinical trials following the inquiry it held earlier this year. It has made a number of recommendations to improve the conduct of clinical trials in the UK and increase public trust and awareness.

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New rules from the HRA to ensure registration and publication of clinical trials

September 16, 2013
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The Health Research Authority has published plans to ensure researchers register trials and publish the findings for others to learn from.

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Sense About Science launches guide to challenge ‘miracle cures’

September 16, 2013
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A new guide 'I’ve got nothing to lose by trying it' launches today to help people weigh up claims about bogus treatments and ‘miracle cures’. Sarah Mehta from Sense About Science tells us how medical research charities fed into the guide.

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Talking medical research at the party conferences

September 16, 2013
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It's conference season and we'll be heading to Glasgow, Brighton and Manchester over the next three weeks talking about medical research.

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We’re consulting on changes to the data we collect about research using animals

September 6, 2013
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We are consulting on changes to the data we ask member charities to collect about the use of animals in medical research, and we need your input.

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Further discussion of the EU Clinical Trials Regulation in Europe

September 5, 2013
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We have supported a briefing on the EU Clinical Trials Regulation ahead of trialogue negotiations between MEPS, the Council and Commission.

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VAT – again

July 31, 2013
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Changes to VAT coming into effect on 1 August should have no impact on most charity-funded research.

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