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Evidence that industry may be better than academia at prospective trial registration, though improvements are required

In 2005, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) introduced mandatory trial registration guidelines and member journals require prospective registration of trials prior to patient enrolment as a condition … Continue Reading Evidence that industry may be better than academia at prospective trial registration, though improvements are required

Comparison of serious adverse events posted at ClinicalTrials.gov and published in corresponding journal articles

A study published in BMC Medicine this week assessed the consistency between the reporting of serious adverse events (SAEs) posted at ClinicalTrials.gov and those published in corresponding journal articles. Key findings … Continue Reading Comparison of serious adverse events posted at ClinicalTrials.gov and published in corresponding journal articles

Quality of manuscript abstracts in phase III clinical trials versus the CONSORT guidelines

Manuscript abstracts are an important source of information for healthcare professionals, who may use the information as a basis for treatment decisions. This is particularly the case when open access articles are … Continue Reading Quality of manuscript abstracts in phase III clinical trials versus the CONSORT guidelines

The latest Good Publication Practice guidelines for industry (GPP-3) are now published

Good Publication Practice 3 (GPP3), a key guidance document for the publication of company-sponsored medical research, has been published online today by the Annals of Internal Medicine. The full article … Continue Reading The latest Good Publication Practice guidelines for industry (GPP-3) are now published

Predatory scholarly conferences pose a new threat to scholarly communications

A blog this week by Editage states: “Most researchers are aware of predatory scholarly publishers. However, predatory scholarly conferences pose a new threat to scholarly communications as researchers find themselves … Continue Reading Predatory scholarly conferences pose a new threat to scholarly communications