Trish Groves

Trish Groves (MBBS, MRCPsych) trained in medicine and psychiatry before going to The BMJ in 1989. She is now director of academic outreach and advocacy for BMJ, editor in chief of the online only journal BMJ Open, and honorary deputy editor of The BMJ. Both The BMJ and BMJ Open publish research with open access and open peer review and have policies to facilitate data sharing.

Trish is a contributor to various initiatives on clinical trial transparency and reproducibility, including the AllTrials and Open Trials campaigns, the CORBEL-ECRIN project on data sharing, and the ICMJE proposal on clinical trial data sharing.

Her other focus currently is to explore what practical support might be needed to improve capabilities for health research, particularly in emerging economies, through international outreach and initiatives such as BMJ’s eLearning programme for health researchers, Research to Publication (
While at The BMJ Trish has been a part time honorary research fellow at the School for Public Policy, UCL; has contributed to European Science Foundation proposals for revising the EU Clinical Trials Directive and the EU programme for Responsible Research and Innovation; served on the council of the Committee on Publication Ethics and the steering groups of the EQUATOR Network on transparent health research, and the BOLDER (Better Outcomes through Learning from Data and Engaging in Research) Initiative. She has helped to develop research reporting statements including CONSORT 2010 for trials, SPIRIT 2013 for trial protocols, and PRISMA extensions for systematic reviews.

Trish has presented for TV and radio in the UK and for the BBC World Service, and she co-wrote the HarperCollins Consumer’s Guide to Mental Health (1996).

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Competing interests

Part of the revenue for BMJ (the company) comes from drug & device manufacturers through advertising, reprint sales, & sponsorship. The BMJ and BMJ Open are open access journals that charge author fees for research.

I’m editorial lead for the BMJ Research to Publication eLearning programme for early career health researchers (by subscription).

My annual bonus scheme is based partly on the overall financial performance of both BMJ and BMJ Research to Publication.

I sometimes receive reasonable reimbursement from meeting hosts for the costs of accommodation and travel expenses during outreach trips. I never accept personal fees for speaking during outreach for BMJ.