IOM Report Addresses Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data

The report, according to ASCO, delineates responsibilities of different stakeholders towards ensuring responsible data sharing of trial results.

A new report from the Institute of Medicine provides recommended guidelines about what data should be shared at key times in a clinical trial. In its report, Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk, an IOM committee concludes that sharing data is in the public interest, but a multi-stakeholder effort is needed to develop a culture, infrastructure, and policies that will foster responsible sharing.

“The report responded to all of ASCO’s concerns that we submitted to the IOM committee in March 2014. ASCO has long recognized that increasing the availability of clinical trial data is in the public interest. We encouraged the committee to recommend harmonizing international rules on data sharing and ensuring that the framework developed is broadly applicable to all clinical trials. We support the report’s recommendations and urge the report’s sponsors to swiftly convene a group to begin developing the infrastructure and policies that will foster responsible data sharing.”

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