Learning from Hackers: Open-Source Clinical Trials

Science Translational Medicine  02 May 2012:
Vol. 4, Issue 132, pp. 132cm5
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003682

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Open sharing of clinical trial data has been proposed as a way to address the gap between the production of clinical evidence and the decision-making of physicians. A similar gap was addressed in the software industry by their open-source software movement. Here, we examine how the social and technical principles of the movement can guide the growth of an open-source clinical trial community.

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