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In a letter to the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 27 House members called for ClinicalTrials.gov, an online repository of information on publicly and privately supported clinical trials, to enable users to search all trial results by sex, race, and other demographic data (http://1.usa.gov/1pgBYfl). Although NIH trials are mandated to include women and minorities as study participants, the requirement does not pertain to privately supported trials, which constitute the majority of the studies.
Slomski A. Lawmakers Call for Details on Trial Participants’ Sex and Race. JAMA. 2014;312(6):589. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10022