New era of public access to federally funded trials beginsBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7498.988-b (Published 28 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:988
- Jeanne Lenzer
- New York
A new era in public access to the results of medical research starts next week, as the policy of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to ask all investigators who receive federal funds to make their results freely available comes into effect.
Dr Robert Steinbrook, a national correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine, predicts in the journal this week that some journal editors and publishers will be “riled” by the recommendations initiated by Dr Elias Zerhouni, director of the NIH (2005;352:1739).
Dr Zerhouni has asked researchers whose work was supported by public funding to voluntarily submit an electronic …