OPEN Medical Data could Change Medicine

NPR's Morning Edition ran the story today "Journal Editors To Researchers: Show Everyone Your Clinical Data". In summary, "Editors of the leading medical journals around the world made a proposal that could change medical science forever. They said that researchers would have to publicly share the data gathered in their clinical studies as a condition of publishing the results in the journals."

Here is a link to the proposal "Sharing Clinical Trial Data: A Proposal From the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors" published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

From Morning Edition, "In recent years the momentum for open science has grown rapidly. This action by the editors follows directly from guidance in 2015 from the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), a body of the nation's top medical experts, that said clearly it is time for the culture of medical research to change."

You can listen to the story HERE.