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Systematic review protocol assessing the processes for linking clinical trial registries and their published results

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Open, October 2016
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Title
Systematic review protocol assessing the processes for linking clinical trial registries and their published results
Published in
BMJ Open, October 2016
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013048
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Authors

Rabia Bashir, Adam G Dunn, Bashir, Rabia, Dunn, Adam G

Abstract

Clinical trial registries are an important source of information for tracking clinical trials from their inception through to their reporting, and have been used to measure publication bias and outcome reporting bias. Our aim is to survey and quantify the processes that have been used to identify links between clinical trial registries and published trial reports in studies that rely on these links to evaluate the completeness and accuracy of trial reporting. We will identify studies that describe a process for identifying the links between a trial registry included in the WHO International Clinical Trial Registry Platform and published trial results, and use those links to evaluate the completeness and accuracy of trial reporting. Information extracted from the studies will include the purpose and application domain of the study, registries used or searched, processes by which the links were identified, the study period and proportions for which links were found. We will summarise what is known about the number and availability of links between clinical trial registries and published results, and examine how automatic linking, inference and inquiry processes have been used to identify links since the introduction of trial registries. The systematic review is focused on the analysis of secondary data and does not require ethics approval. The results of the systematic review will be used to inform standard processes used to identify links to and from clinical trial registries in studies that evaluate the completeness and accuracy of clinical trial reports, as well as systematic reviews. Our findings will be disseminated by publishing the systematic review in a peer-reviewed journal, and by engaging with stakeholders from clinical trial registries and bibliographic databases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 23%
Student > Master 3 23%
Student > Bachelor 2 15%
Other 2 15%
Professor 1 8%
Other 2 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 38%
Unspecified 2 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 15%
Social Sciences 1 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 8%
Other 2 15%

Attention Score in Context

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#7,123,902
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#6,587
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#125,418
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Outputs of similar age from BMJ Open
#302
of 432 outputs
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