Clarivate Analytics have been providing ABPI the number of clinical trials initiated for a select list of countries, phases and indications for trials with a start date in given year range using a specific set of criteria from Cortellis on an annual basis since 2015.
ABPI requested Clarivate Analytics to clarify the reason behind changes in historical values (for example year range 2014) provided in the previous and the latest data deliveries.
The agreed criteria to report the data is to count the number of trial starts in a year. This means that data is being reported on active trials.
These active trials are being constantly updated/ amended with new countries, indications and modifications to data such as start date. These updates are to be expected as the trial naturally progresses through its course and sponsors are continuously updating their progress.
Based on analyses of the sub-set of data points, it can be seen that: