Sharing data from clinical trials

Is sharing data from clinical trials always a good idea?

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3379 (Published 28 May 2013)
Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3379

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  1. Peter D White, professor of psychological medicine1
  1. 1Queen Mary University London, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London EC1A 7BE, UK
  1. p.d.white{at}qmul.ac.uk

Not many clinicians or scientists would argue with the campaign by “AllTrials” to register and report the full methods and results of clinical trials.1 But is it sensible to go so far as to “encourage authors of all BMJ papers to share their datasets publicly,” so that all may see?2

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