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Guidance is published on sharing data from publicly funded trials

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3025 (Published 02 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3025
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

Guidance for researchers on good practice in sharing data that are produced from publicly funded clinical trials has been published and endorsed by leading UK research bodies.1

The guidance, produced with funding from the UK Medical Research Council’s network of hubs for trials methodology research, emphasises that sharing data makes clinical trials more useful to researchers, maximises the contribution made by trial participants, and helps prevent unnecessary duplication of research.

The document outlines a series of practical principles for sharing anonymised data on individual patients and provides …

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