Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

Restoring invisible and abandoned trials (RIAT)


Recently published in the BMJ, this paper calls for all funding institutions and investigators who have conducted abandoned trials to publish or republish their studies within the next year. A minimum set of criteria are outlined regarding responsible publication and republication of abandoned trials and a RIAT audit tool (called RIATOR) based on the CONSORT checklist for reporting randomised trials has been developed to assist in this.


Doshi P, Dickersin K, Healy D, Vedula SS, Jefferson T. Restoring invisible and abandoned trials: a call for people to publish the findings. BMJ. 2013 Jun 13;346:f2865. Link to full-text

News archive

Email newsletter

Newsletter archive

Please complete the form below to sign up to receive our newsletters (view our privacy policy)

* indicates required

Latest guest blogger