Clinical Trial Data Sharing Fact Sheet

Developing new therapies to treat disease and to improve quality of life is a long, complex and costly process. A critical part is the utilization of clinical trials — the study of biopharmaceutical products in human subjects. Clinical trials generate incredible amounts of data which are used by the sponsor to answer a specific set of questions; however, these data also have the potential to answer questions beyond the specific trial as well. To this end, our member companies make original datasets and other detailed clinical trial information available to qualified researchers in an effort known as data sharing.