Sharing (all) clinical data

Published: 28 May 2016
Author(s): Corrado Barbui
Issue: May 2016
Section: Letter to the Editor

Your Editorial on clinical data sharing is of paramount relevance as it opens a forum on methodological aspects related to how clinical research will be conducted and reported in the near future [1]. Here I would like to make two comments and a proposal, that are based on recent personal experience as researcher (who has recently been asked to share a database), author of Cochrane reviews (therefore with a strong interest in accessing raw data) and Editor-in-Chief of a specialty journal (who has recently implemented a data sharing policy).