Letters Trial registration and publication

Major UK research funding bodies take encouraging steps in registering and publishing trials

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f674 (Published 06 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f674
  1. Krishna Chinthapalli, clinical fellow1
  1. 1BMJ, London WC1H 9JR, UK
  1. kchinthapalli{at}bmj.com

An impressive 98% of studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme are published.1 To put this into context, I contacted the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the three largest medical charities that support research—the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, and the British Heart Foundation.

They all responded …

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