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OPEN: To overcome failure to publish negative findings


The EU-funded OPEN project (Overcome failure to Publish nEgative fiNdings) brought together key opinion leaders from across Europe to address the issue of publications bias.

The key objectives of OPEN were to:

  • Identify and explore the current evidence on publication bia
  • Describe current practice by various key groups involved in knowledge generation and translation in order to provide insights on how to avoid or reduce publication bias and to identify ways to change this practice

The project is now complete and the final report summary is available from https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/147610_en.html.

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