Opinions and potential solutions regarding dissemination bias from funding agencies of biomedical research in Europe

Last modified: November 8, 2018

Dissemination bias is a problem in biomedical research. ‘Several studies have found that about half of research results from clinical trials are never published’. However, little is known about the views, policies and potential solutions that funding agencies of biomedical research in Europe have regarding this issue.

This article presents the results of an electronic survey that was conducted among funding agencies from 34 European countries. The authors conclude that even though there are policies to encourage the publication of results, most funding agencies fail to implement them. What more can be done to counter the problem of dissemination bias? The authors offer several recommendations.

 

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Title: Opinions and potential solutions regarding dissemination bias from funding agencies of biomedical research in Europe
Authors: Pardo‐Hernandez, H, Urrútia, G, Meerpohl, JJ, Marušić, A, Wager, E, Bonfill, X
doi: 10.1111/jep.12692View (2017)

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