All BMJ research papers should share their analytic codeBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i886 (Published 18 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i886
- Ben Goldacre, senior clinical research fellow
- Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6GG, UK
Freemantle and colleagues reject calls for them to share raw data from their controversial paper, citing privacy issues around individual patients’ records.1 2 They also note that large numbers of other researchers have access to the same electronic health record data they used (hospital episode statistics; HES).
This raises an important problem, often neglected in discussions on scientific transparency: the …