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Transparency and Data Sharing Blog

Consistent with MPIP’s goals of broadening the conversation around transparency in industry-sponsored research publications and engaging interested parties in this important mission, the MPIP Transparency and Data Sharing Blog provides society, industry, and publishing experts a forum to share their perspectives on topics related to transparent data reporting.

Concerned about predatory journals and congresses? The current blog series focuses on predatory journals and congresses. The first post in this series, written by Healthcare Consultancy Group senior editor Ray Hunziker, provides 8 tips on how to evaluate the legitimacy of journals or congresses.

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Featured Publication

Recommendations to Improve Adverse Event Reporting in Clinical Trial Publications: A Joint Pharmaceutical Industry/Journal Editor Perspective, published in The BMJ in October 2016, provides guidance on clinically relevant and more informative adverse event reporting, to improve patient care and increase the credibility of industry-sponsored publications.

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Transparency Matters

MPIP has created a global educational platform and call to action—Transparency Matters—where authors, life-science companies, journal editors, and other interested parties can find published MPIP research, tools, and recommendations to help improve the level of transparency when reporting the results of industry-sponsored research.

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Best Practice Recommendations

MPIP co-sponsors collaborated with journal editors to develop best practice recommendations to improve reporting of drug adverse events in industry-sponsored clinical trial publications.

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Journal Editor Survey

A recent MPIP survey benchmarked journal editor perceptions regarding change in transparency and credibility of industry-sponsored clinical trial publications in the past 5 years.

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What Transparency Means to Me

Do you believe that reporting of industry-sponsored research in peer-reviewed journals should be transparent, balanced, and timely? Do you believe that ensuring transparency in medical communications represents an ethical imperative? Let your voice be heard, and tell us what transparency means to you!

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Journals Accepting Specialized Data

Many journals accept specialized data that are especially important when it comes to transparency. We've assembled a fairly comprehensive, searchable list that can be used to identify journals that align with your manuscript content for a variety of atypical scenarios.

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Now you can identify the right journal for data that are

  • Negative or neutral
  • In need of a rapid review
  • Presented in a case study or other special interest format
  • In need of continuing medical education accreditation
  • To be described as a dataset for reuse
  • From computer modeling


Medical Publishing Insights & Practices (MPIP) was founded in 2008 by members of the pharmaceutical industry and the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) to elevate trust, transparency, and integrity in reporting the results of industry-sponsored research. The major goal of MPIP is to encourage more effective partnership between trial sponsors and medical journals to raise standards in medical publications and expand access to research results.

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