London, 2 January 2014 – ViiV Healthcare today announced that it will participate in a new scientific data sharing initiative – accessed online at www.clinicalstudydatarequest.com – which has been set up to enable researchers to request access to anonymised patient level data and supporting documents from clinical trials. The list of ViiV Healthcare studies that will be initially included has been drawn from ViiV Healthcare’s own clinical trial register (www.viiv-clinicaltrialregister.com).
The set of past studies listed in this new initiative extends to globally-sponsored interventional phase II-IV clinical studies of approved medicines in ViiV Healthcare’s portfolio, in adults living with HIV. ViiV Healthcare will update and expand the list of studies described on the site. In addition, researchers can now enquire about the availability of data from other ViiV Healthcare clinical studies that are not listed on the site before submitting a research proposal.
With request technology powered by ideaPoint, the initiative is a collaboration involving a number of companies. All requests to access data will be reviewed by an independent panel who will ensure that the proposed research has scientific merit. In this way, researchers will be able to select studies from multiple sponsors via a single research proposal and a user-friendly online portal.
For more information, please refer to www.clinicalstudydatarequest.com or the media contacts listed below.
About ViiV Healthcare
ViiV Healthcare is a global specialist HIV company established in November 2009 by GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV. Shionogi joined as a 10% shareholder in October 2012. The company’s aim is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any company has done before and take a new approach to deliver effective and new HIV medicines, as well as support communities affected by HIV. For more information on the company, its management, portfolio, pipeline, and commitment, please visit www.viivhealthcare.com.
ideaPoint, Inc. is an enterprise software provider. Since its launch in 2008, ideaPoint has delivered software solutions to industry-leading Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device organizations to capture and assess opportunities for collaboration.
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