Research practices

Investment in R&D is at the core of our business and we make sure we carry out our research to high ethical and quality standards in all the countries in which we operate.

Whether it’s a patient’s safety during a clinical trial or the necessary use of an animal in our research, we always apply recognized standards and principles of good medical science, integrity and ethics.

We aim to address any concerns by being open about our research and regularly engaging with academic scientists, regulators, policymakers and other stakeholders.

Transparency of our research

We are committed to reporting the results of clinical research into our medicines and vaccines, whether the outcomes are positive or negative. We do this by:

  • posting the results of our research on our publicly accessible Clinical Study Register website
  • seeking to publish all research results as full papers in peer reviewed scientific journals

In October 2012 we also announced a new commitment to help researchers access anonymized patient-level data from our clinical trials.