We are pleased to announce the publication of a new paper on OpenTrials, by Ben Goldacre and Jonathan Gray in Trials.
The paper, ‘OpenTrials: towards a collaborative open database of all available information on all clinical trials’ outlines the ambitions of the OpenTrials project.
Read more about OpenTrials in Ben Goldacre’s guest blog on BioMed Central: OpenTrials: what, why and how?
OpenTrials is a collaborative and open linked database for all available structured data and document on all clinical trials, threaded together by an individual trial. Where other projects have set out manually and perfectly curate a narrow range of information on a smaller number of trials, we aim to use a broader range of techniques and attempt to match a very large quantity of information on all trials. We are currently seeking feedback and additional sources of structured data.
The paper gives an overview of:
- the data schema
- the types of documents and data included
- populating the database
- presenting the data
- some use cases
- open data in medicine
- intellectual property and privacy
- practical issues
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- data partner
- funding partner
- community partner
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