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Sharing raw data: another of Francis Galton’s ideas

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 17 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3035
  1. Thomas V Perneger, professor of clinical epidemiology1
  1. 1University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  1. thomas.perneger{at}

Francis Galton wrote in 1901, in the first issue of Biometrika: “I have begun to think that no one ought to publish biometric results, without lodging a well arranged and well bound manuscript copy of all his data, in some place where it should be accessible, under reasonable restrictions, to those who desire to verify his work.”1 …

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