Astellas broadens commitment to clinical trial data transparency
Japanese pharma giant Astellas is to make trial data available through www.clinicalstudydatarequest.com, an independent web site that enables researchers to request and access clinical trial data after approval of a research proposal by an independent review panel.
“Transparency in the conduct of clinical trials is an important issue for the scientific and medical community today,” said Sef Kurstjens, MD, PhD, chief medical officer of Astellas Pharma, Inc.
“By making our clinical trial data more widely available, we further its potential to increase understanding of disease and, ultimately, to address the unmet needs of patients around the globe.”
The site, www.clinicalstudydatarequest.com, was developed to enable researchers to request data from clinical studies and perform further research that could help advance medical science or improve patient care.