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Conditions for making trial data available to other investigators

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1573 (Published 21 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1573
  1. Julian F Bion, professor of intensive care medicine
  1. University Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Heritage Site, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK
  1. J.F.Bion{at}bham.ac.uk

I am confident that the critical care community, including the researchers who undertook the CHEST trial and other landmark studies in this area,1 would support making trial data available to other investigators, provided certain key conditions are met to ensure proper use and interpretation of the data. These conditions could include the following elements:

  • The data …

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