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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.

Visit the MPIP Transparency and Data Sharing Blog to learn more about the following topics:

  • Predatory Journals and Congresses
  • International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Data Sharing Statement

To complement the Predatory Journals and Congresses blog series, MPIP recently caught up with Patty Baskin to gain her expert insights on threats posed by predatory journals and what authors and publication professionals can do to protect their work. Patty Baskin is the Executive Editor at the American Academy of Neurology and immediate past president of the Council of Science Editors. Visit the MPIP YouTube Channel to view the video of the interview today!

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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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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

Transparency Matters is a global educational platform and call to action that raises awareness of the importance of transparency in reporting the results of industry-sponsored research and its impact on credibility. As part of Transparency Matters, MPIP launched What Transparency Means to Me to broaden the conversation around transparency in medical publications, promote best practices, and engage interested parties in this important mission. This platform creates a space for those involved in reporting research results to share their perspectives on why transparency is essential to patient care, scientific understanding, and credibility, and how it can best be achieved when disclosing research results.

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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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