University of Southern California


Battle Bias & Build Trust: How to Increase Transparency in Clinical Research

Who Should Attend

This course is open to students, principal investigators, clinicians, project managers, research coordinators, and anyone interested in clinical research.

Course Description

Only about half of clinical trials run globally have ever been publicly registered and reported. This finding was confirmed by NEJM’s Anderson et al., 2015, where Dr. Robert Califf, our FDA commissioner, reported that only 13% of clinical trials comply with the FDAAA 2007. This causes bias in the medical literature, which undermines both medicine and research. When the media reports on this lack of transparency in medical research, we risk losing the trust of patients and the public.

This workshop:


April Clyburne-Sherin, trained Epidemiologist & Methodologist, Campaign Manager for AllTrials USA at Sense About Science USA, working to advance research transparency through advocacy and training.


One 3 hour session. First time offered!

Next course

July 26, 2017 | 12:00-3:00 PM | Location: Health Sciences Campus (HSC), Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Herklotz Seminar Room, Room 112.
Lunch provided


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Course Registration

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