3 years ago

A review of data sharing statements in observational studies published in the BMJ: A cross-sectional study [version 2; referees: 2 approved]

Sophie Graham, Alex Simpson, Laura McDonald, Sreeram V. Ramagopalan, Radek Wasiak, Anna Schultze
In order to understand the current state of data sharing in observational research studies, we reviewed data sharing statements of observational studies published in a general medical journal, the British Medical Journal. We found that the majority (63%) of observational studies published between 2015 and 2017 included a statement that implied that data used in the study could not be shared. If the findings of our exploratory study are confirmed, room for improvement in the sharing of real-world or observational research data exists.

Publisher URL: https://f1000research.com/articles/6-1708/v2

DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.12673.2

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