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Scientists who do not publish trial results are “unethical”

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 09 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:939
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    Failure to report the results of randomised trials constitutes scientific and ethical misconduct, Dr Iain Chalmers, director of the UK Cochrane Centre, told a press conference in London last week. Dr Chalmers and the editors of the BMJ and the Lancet called for an international register of all clinical trials to be established.

    Dr Chalmers said that “prospective registration and public …

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