Waiving confidentiality for the greater good

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From: British Medical Journal(Vol. 332, Issue 7549)
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
Document Type: Article
Length: 62 words

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Abstract :

The controversies concerning the confidential research protocol are described and a procedural framework is proposed for allowing external reviewers access to trial protocols for methodological research and oversight. Comparing research protocols with subsequent publications has helped in ensuring accurate dissemination of trial methods and results and also the societal benefits of access have outweighed the confidentiality rights of researchers and commercial funders.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A147402072