The movement to make data from clinical trials widely accessible has achieved enormous success, and it is now time for medical journals to play their part. From 1 July The BMJ will extend its requirements for data sharing to apply to all submitted clinical trials, not just those that test drugs or devices.
The BMJ’s Elizabeth Loder explains what this means for authors, and how we expect researchers to make their data available.
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Sources and more information
- The BMJ requires data sharing on request for all trials,
BMJ 2015;350:h2373, 07 May 2015.