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What an open source clinical trial community can learn from hackers

Overview of attention for article published in Science Translational Medicine, May 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (82nd percentile)

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3 blogs
twitter
36 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
1 Google+ user
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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43 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
What an open source clinical trial community can learn from hackers
Published in
Science Translational Medicine, May 2012
DOI 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003682
Pubmed ID
Authors

Adam G. Dunn, Richard O. Day, Kenneth D. Mandl, Enrico Coiera, Dunn AG, Day RO, Mandl KD, Coiera E, A. G. Dunn, R. O. Day, K. D. Mandl, E. Coiera

Abstract

Open sharing of clinical trial data has been proposed as a way to address the gap between the production of clinical evidence and the decision-making of physicians. A similar gap was addressed in the software industry by their open-source software movement. Here, we examine how the social and technical principles of the movement can guide the growth of an open-source clinical trial community.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 7%
Spain 2 5%
Portugal 1 2%
Finland 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 35 81%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 37%
Other 8 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Lecturer 3 7%
Librarian 3 7%
Other 8 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 16%
Unspecified 3 7%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Other 8 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 43. 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 03 July 2017.
All research outputs
#333,623
of 12,340,937 outputs
Outputs from Science Translational Medicine
#952
of 3,452 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,364
of 117,586 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Translational Medicine
#16
of 90 outputs
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