Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials (SPIRIT)

Incomplete protocol content can impair understanding and implementation of the trial; reduce efficiency of protocol review; and lead to burdensome protocol amendments.

The protocol of a clinical trial is essential for study conduct, review, reporting, and interpretation. SPIRIT (Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials) is an international initiative that aims to improve the quality of clinical trial protocols by defining an ... Read more


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Discussion Framework for Clinical Trial Data Sharing: Guiding Principles, Elements, and Activities

Data sharing is one of the most important current issues in clinical trials. If conducted in the right way, sharing data could help facilitate faster and better generation of evidence to bring new interventions and improve disease management.

Have your say about this key issue by reading this blog.


Global Health Trials Group: Regional Faculties

Tunisian Regional Faculty

Following the inaugural Tunisian Research Skills workshop held on 20th April 2014, please use this space to introduce yourselves, comment on the workshop, and discuss ...

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2nd ISARIC Council Meeting

by Kajsa-Stina Longuère

ISAIRC's 2nd Council Meeting will take place at Fondation Merieux Les Pensieres Conference Centre in Annecy in July. Though all ISARIC members are invited, the limited number of seats and ...

Global Health Diagnostics

Uniting to Combat NTDs - 2013 Report

by Astrid Erber

(From the report) In January 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a plan to control, eliminate, or eradicate 17 NTDs by 2020, and the global NTD community—including pharmaceutical companies, ...