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Letters Open science

Time for an open access secure online data collection tool

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 16 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4805
  1. Xin Hui Chan, foundation year 21,
  2. William Wynn-Jones, ST3 anaesthetics1,
  3. Charlotte Lobban, foundation year 21
  1. 1John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
  1. xhschan{at}

We welcome the call for greater openness in science1 and propose the development of a high quality tool for the online collection of data to facilitate collaboration and data sharing.

We recently conducted a multicentre observational study, collecting data from around 1000 patients. Data in such studies are typically acquired by completing case record …

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