Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
The Medical Publishing Insights and Practices Initiative (MPIP) has recently published ten recommendations for closing the credibility gap in reporting industry-sponsored clinical research. The recommendations have been drawn up following a meeting held in 2010, with 23 journal editors and industry representatives, where key elements of the credibility gap in industry-sponsored clinical research were defined and potential solutions proposed. The 10 recommendations encompass the ‘top 10’ opportunities for improvement identified by meeting attendees.
Recommendations to close the credibility gap
1. Answer clinically important questions
2. Report all results
3. Improve COI disclosure
4. Educate authors on manuscript development
5. End ghost writing and guest authorship
6. Improve adverse event reporting
7. Provide access to protocols
8. Report statistical methods transparently
9. Ensure authors can access study data
10. Support sharing of prior reviews
More detailed information, including the rationale for each of the 10 recommendations, is available from the MPIP website
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