European Parliament Votes For Clinical Trial Transparency


The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to ensure open reporting of European clinical trials, even when negative. The new laws, expected to take effect in 2016, will require results of all new clinical trials to be published within a year of the trial ending.

Europe backs more transparent, simpler clinical trial rules (Reuters)
Clinical trials: clearer rules, better protection for patients (European Parliament News)
Q&A: New rules for clinical trials conducted in the EU (
Europe votes for clinical trial transparency (AllTrials)
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Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].