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Current Medical Research and Opinion (CMRO) Publication

June 14, 2019—In Volume 35 Issue 7 of Current Medical Research and Opinion (CMRO), MPIP steering committee members authored the results of a study that aimed to determine how changes in transparency and credibility of industry-sponsored clinical trial publications over 5 years were perceived by experienced medical journal editors. The article, titled Transparency and Credibility of Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trial Publications: A Survey of Journal Editors, describes the perceived improvement in transparency of clinical trial results, but highlights the need for continued education and progress in adopting best publication practices.

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MPIP Sponsors AMWA Webinar on Open Access

April 3, 2019—MPIP developed an American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) webinar titled, Open Access: A Primer for Medical Writers to help medical writers of all experience levels improve their understanding of open access publishing and learn more about open access models, licenses, and resources in collaboration with AMWA. The 1-hour live webinar, hosted on the AMWA website, was presented by MPIP steering committee member Amy Foreman-Wykert, PhD, CMPP (Amgen).

MPIP Launches MPIP Insights for Authors

February 12, 2019MPIP Insights for Authors is a series of short videos, developed in consultation with medical journal editors, to help authors improve quality and ensure credibility when submitting manuscripts to medical journals. These videos pair insights from journal editors with advice from experienced publication professionals, offer tips and suggestions for manuscript development, and provide examples of what to do and what to avoid. Each video is designed to be succinct and stand on its own; viewers can watch one or more in the order they find useful. Additional resources are provided for those seeking more detailed information on specific topics.

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MPIP Sponsors ISMPP U Webinar on Open Access

January 30, 2019—MPIP collaborated with the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) to develop a 90-minute live webinar, free to the public, to help enhance understanding of the open access landscape, aimed at publication professionals and the greater scientific community. This special session, with a record number of participants, consisted of an informative presentation, panel discussion representing various perspectives, and a Q&A session where attendees posed questions to the panelists about open access.

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MPIP Open Access Reference Site

October 2018—Growing advocacy for transparency and access to results of clinical trials has prompted considerable debate on the topic of open access publishing and highlighted a lack of common understanding of what open access is, why it is important, and how it works. Consistent with our goal of promoting greater transparency in industry-sponsored publications, MPIP has developed this primer to raise awareness of open access, including its importance in meeting shared transparency goals.

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AMWA Journal Publication

October 2018—In the Sounding Board section of the fall issue of the AMWA Journal, MPIP Steering Committee members authored their perspectives on the role of medical writers in supporting transparency. The article, titled Medical Writers at the Core of Transparency, is a short piece on the important role that medical writers play in ensuring the development of transparent clinical trial publications.

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MPIP Launches YouTube Channel

January 4, 2018—MPIP is now on YouTube. Subscribe to the MPIP YouTube Channel and stay tuned for future videos.

MPIP Hosts Webinar on Recommendations to Improve Adverse Events Reporting

September 22, 2017—MPIP hosted a webinar on the publication, Recommendations to Improve Adverse Event Reporting in Clinical Trial Publications: A Joint Pharmaceutical Industry/Journal Editor Perspective. BMJ. 2016;355:i5078. Presented by co-author Jesse Berlin, ScD, VP and Global Head of Epidemiology, Johnson & Johnson, the webinar gave an insightful overview of the recommendations, which help authors better identify, communicate, and display clinically relevant adverse event information.

MPIP Launches Transparency and Data Sharing Blog

August 3, 2017—Do you have a role in transparent data reporting for industry-sponsored research? MPIP has invited society, industry, and publishing experts to share their perspectives on transparent data reporting. The blog posts currently featured provide expert clarification and perspectives on the ICMJE data sharing statement. Stay tuned for new topics throughout 2018!

MPIP Launches “What Transparency Means to Me”

May 8, 2017—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!

MPIP Launches Transparency Matters

November 16, 2016—A new initiative of MPIP designed to raise awareness of the importance of transparency in reporting the results of industry-sponsored research and its impact on credibility. The goal is to broaden the conversation around transparency in medical publications, promote best practices, and engage interested parties in this important mission.

News relating to Recommendations to Improve Adverse Event Reporting in Clinical Trial Publications: A Joint Pharmaceutical Industry/Journal Editor Perspective. Lineberry N, Berlin JA, Mansi B, et al. BMJ. 2016;355:i5078

October 11, 2016—EQUATOR highlights MPIP reporting guidelines, noting that the five consensus recommendations supplement the guidance contained in the CONSORT Harms Extension.

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October 10, 2016—Knowledgespeak highlights MPIP recommendations to improve adverse event reporting.

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October 6, 2016Clinical Informatics News summarizes MPIP recommendations to improve adverse event reporting.

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New Look for MPIP Website

October 3, 2016—We’ve updated our website with a new look and feel to coincide with the publication of Recommendations to Improve Adverse Event Reporting in Clinical Trial Publications: A Joint Pharmaceutical Industry/Journal Editor Perspective in The BMJ. The website update will make finding information about MPIP and our initiatives much easier, including content devoted to The BMJ article.

New MPIP Guidance on AE Reporting Now Available

October 3, 2016Recommendations to Improve Adverse Event Reporting in Clinical Trial Publications: A Joint Pharmaceutical Industry/Journal Editor Perspective provides guidance on clinically relevant and more informative adverse event reporting to improve patient care and increase the credibility of industry-sponsored publications published in The BMJ.

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MPIP Launches a Twitter Feed

October 3, 2016—Follow and visit us on Twitter .

Visit the New MPIP LinkedIn Page

September 6, 2016—MPIP is now on LinkedIn .


April 11, 2016—MPIP authors presented their abstract, Transparency and Credibility of Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trial Publications: A Survey of Journal Editors (CMRO. 2016;32(S1):S13) at the 2016 ISMPP meeting. As part of the poster tour at the meeting, our poster received many reviews and questions from those in attendance.

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Five‑Step Authorship Framework in the News

October 24, 2014—Medical Publishing Insights & Practices (MPIP) Publishes Five‑Step Authorship Framework to Improve Transparency in Disclosing Contributors to Industry-Sponsored Trial Publications.

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