The first Make it Public annual report has been published, telling a story of progress towards trusted information about all health and social care studies being publicly available for the benefit of all.
The report accompanies the first Make it Public conference, taking place online on 3 and 4 November 2021.
It sets out progress made against the Make it Public strategy, launched in summer 2020 following a consultation of researchers, sponsors, funders, patients and participants.
The strategy commits to driving change across the four pillars of research transparency: registering research; reporting results; informing participants; and sharing tissue and data.
The report is introduced by the government's Chief Scientific Advisor Lucy Chappell.
Professor Lucy Chappell FMedSci, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care
The Make it Public strategy is important for the whole of the health and social care community. It has set out what is needed to drive progress in research transparency. The Department of Health and Social Care gave its commitment to the Make it Public strategy when it was published in 2020 and will continue to support the HRA to make a real difference to transparency in research.
As part of the delivery of the Make it Public strategy, the HRA has committed to producing an annual report to monitor how researchers are meeting their transparency requirements and what more the organisation can to do ensure this is always the case.