Data Sharing

N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 21;374(3):276-7. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1516564.


The aerial view of the concept of data sharing is beautiful. What could be better than having high-quality information carefully reexamined for the possibility that new nuggets of useful data are lying there, previously unseen? The potential for leveraging existing results for even more benefit pays appropriate increased tribute to the patients who put themselves at risk to generate the data. The moral imperative to honor their collective sacrifice is the trump card that takes this trick. However, many of us who have actually conducted clinical research, managed clinical studies and data collection and analysis, and curated data sets have . . .

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism*
  • CDX2 Transcription Factor
  • Colonic Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Female
  • Gene Expression*
  • Homeodomain Proteins / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Male


  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • CDX2 Transcription Factor
  • CDX2 protein, human
  • Homeodomain Proteins