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Letters Sharing clinical trial data

Consolidation of regulation in Europe is needed for the ICMJE’s data sharing proposal to work

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 31 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1758
  1. Marc Dewey, Heisenberg professor of radiology1,
  2. Jonathan Dodd, professor2
  1. 1Charité—Universitätsmedizin, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  2. 2University College Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  1. dewey{at}

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) proposes an important step towards better use of clinical trial data.1 Two pivotal aspects about this proposal, planned to become effective in 2017, require thought.

Firstly, even in large scale studies investigating common clinical conditions such …

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