Learning from hackers: Open-source clinical trials

Adam G. Dunn*, Richard O. Day, Kenneth D. Mandl, Enrico Coiera

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number132cm5
Pages (from-to)132–135
Number of pages4
JournalScience Translational Medicine
Issue number132
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2012
Externally publishedYes


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