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Shortcomings of protocols of drug trials in relation to sponsorship as identified by Research Ethics Committees: analysis of comments raised during ethical review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, December 2014
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Title
Shortcomings of protocols of drug trials in relation to sponsorship as identified by Research Ethics Committees: analysis of comments raised during ethical review
Published in
BMC Medical Ethics, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-15-83
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Authors

Marlies van Lent, Gerard A Rongen, Henk J Out

Abstract

Submission of study protocols to research ethics committees (RECs) constitutes one of the earliest stages at which planned trials are documented in detail. Previous studies have investigated the amendments requested from researchers by RECs, but the type of issues raised during REC review have not been compared by sponsor type. The objective of this study was to identify recurring shortcomings in protocols of drug trials based on REC comments and to assess whether these were more common among industry-sponsored or non-industry trials.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 6%
Unknown 17 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 39%
Student > Master 4 22%
Other 3 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Professor 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 39%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 11%
Social Sciences 2 11%
Computer Science 1 6%
Other 3 17%
Unknown 1 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 December 2014.
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#2,311,527
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Outputs from BMC Medical Ethics
#243
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#34,631
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#5
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