More than 1,200 clinical trials across the world faced some kind of disruption due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The most common disruptions were slow enrolment, suspension of registration and delayed initiation of trials.

According to GlobalData , the number of disrupted trials peaked in June 2020, following which the figure declined marginally.

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However, clinical trials affected by slow enrolment were steadily increasing, as of 27 July 2020.

Overall, around 50% of the clinical trials were impacted due to enrolment suspension amid the pandemic. Slow enrolment and delayed initiation accounted for 33% and 17% of the disruptions, respectively.

The information is based on GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Intelligence Centre and Clinical Trials Database.