Today is International Clinical Trials’ Day in recognition of this same date in 1747 when James Lind is believed to have begun the first known controlled trial, comparing different treatments for scurvy which was common among sailors in the British Royal Navy.
“As an organization, Vivli honors all those who have come before us in advancing science. We look forward to working together with the international health research community to lower the barriers to sharing of clinical research data,” said Rebecca Li, Vivli Executive Director. “Vivli looks forward to playing its part in the scientific endeavor when our platform is fully operational this July 19 to make it easier to share and combine data, which will help ensure we are making the most of the contributions made by clinical trial participants.”
International Clinical Trials’ Day seeks to raise awareness of the importance of research to health care and draw attention to ways in which the research can become more relevant to practice.