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Accessibility of trial reports for drugs stalling in development: a systematic assessment of registered trials

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1116 (Published 09 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1116

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Re: Accessibility of trial reports for drugs stalling in development: a systematic assessment of registered trials

Healthcare research needs to adopt a model of sharing data freely. Something on the lines of arxiv.org, would be a great initiative.

The maladies that are been diagnosed and published, have been complained for years now. So let us actually do something about them. Let the BMJ take an initiative and establish a site on the lines of arxiv, so at least individual researchers can put up their data online. The larger players will be forced when the respected small players (academicians & independent researchers) take the lead and prove the success of this model.

Let us all walk the talk..

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 March 2015
Arif Hashmi
Physician
Arabia