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Dissemination of results needs to be tracked as well as the funding is

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7514.456-a (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:456
  1. James McCormack, professor (jmccorma@interchange.ubc.ca),
  2. Peter Loewen, associate professor, part time,
  3. Peter Jewesson, professor
  1. Division of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  2. Division of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    EDITOR—Decullier et al evaluated some of the factors influencing publication of health related research projects.1 They examined research activity outcomes from the perspective of research ethics approval.

    Registration of clinical trials is not universally required, and sponsor databases are necessarily limited in scope. However, approval by a research ethics committee is required for all research on human subjects and includes protocols regardless of funding status and origin. …

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