Letters Sharing raw data

Author’s reply to Goldacre

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i889 (Published 17 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i889
  1. Nick Freemantle, professor of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics
  1. Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL Medical School, London NW3 2PF, UK
  1. nicholas.freemantle{at}ucl.ac.uk

Goldacre’s suggestion that we should share the analytic code is bad science for two reasons.1

Firstly, replication is key to scientific activity. We asked a senior colleague to review our two published papers2 3 (the results in our paper in The BMJ had previously been published2). He reported …

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