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Letters Moving beyond depression

The researcher’s credo

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 20 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:629
  1. David O Antonuccio, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences,
  2. David Healy, professor
  1. 1University of Nevada School of Medicine, 401 W 2nd St, Suite 216, Reno, NV 89503, USA
  2. 2North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff LL57 2PW
  1. oliver2{at}

Lenzer and Brownlee hit the nail on the head regarding the important issue of data access.1 We owe all human subjects who volunteer for behavioural and medical research more than they have been getting. For years, the top scientific journals have required that all clinical trials be publicly registered before data collection begins, in order to be eligible for publication. This was an important step designed to reduce publication bias, but it did not go far enough. …

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