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. 2016 Jan 19;13(1):e1001946.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001946. eCollection 2016 Jan.

Sharing Individual Participant Data (IPD) Within the Context of the Trial Reporting System (TRS)

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Sharing Individual Participant Data (IPD) Within the Context of the Trial Reporting System (TRS)

Deborah A Zarin et al. PLoS Med. .
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Abstract

Deborah Zarin and Tony Tse of ClinicalTrials.Gov consider how sharing individual participant data can and cannot help improve the reporting of clinical trials.

Conflict of interest statement

We have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: DAZ is Director and TT is an Analyst for ClinicalTrials.gov.

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Fig 1
Fig 1. Schematic depicting information granularity for different types of data [12].
Fig 2
Fig 2. Schematic depicting the functions of the three key components of the TRS.
Fig 3
Fig 3. Schematic depicting ClinicalTrials.gov as an “information scaffold” using the record unique identifier (NCT number) to link to various online resources.

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