Authors should make their data available

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7320.1069/a (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1069
  1. Douglas G Altman (altman@icrf.icnet.uk), professor of statistics in medicine,
  2. Christopher Cates, general practitioner
  1. ICRF/NHS Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, Oxford OX3 7LF
  2. Bushey, Hertfordshire WD2 2NN

    EDITOR—Hutchon discussed the desirability of publishing the raw data used in medical research articles, and Eysenbach and Sa have outlined some of the difficulties. 1 2 The least that should happen at the moment is that authors should be able to make their data available on a journal's website. One journal that already does this is Clinical Chemistry, which will include data supplements in the material sent …

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