Power to the people: participant ownership of clinical trial data

Sci Transl Med. 2011 Feb 9;3(69):69cm3. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001857.


Participation in clinical trials is dismally low. In this age of electronic sharing of information of all sorts, trial participants can easily share clinical trial data. The benefits of participant ownership and sharing of trial data appear to outweigh the risks. Thus, the time has come to crowd-source data for diagnostic and therapy development.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic*
  • Databases as Topic*
  • Humans
  • Ownership