Korean Circ J.  2017 May;47(3):307-313. 10.4070/kcj.2016.0444.

Data Sharing: a New Editorial Initiative from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Implications for the Editors' Network

  • 1Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Instituto de Investigación sanitaria IIS-IP, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. falf@hotmail.com


The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) provides recommendations to improve the editorial standards and scientific quality of biomedical journals. These recommendations range from uniform technical requirements to more complex and elusive editorial issues including ethical aspects of the scientific process. Recently, registration of clinical trials, conflicts of interest disclosure, and new criteria for authorship-emphasizing the importance of responsibility and accountability-, have been proposed. This year a new editorial initiative to foster sharing of clinical trial data has been launched. This review discusses this novel initiative with the aim of increasing awareness among readers, investigators, authors and Editors of the Editors' Network of the European Society of Cardiology.


Editorial ethics; Scientific process; Data sharing; Clinical trial; Trial registration; Authorship; Conflict of interest; Big-data; Scientific Journals

MeSH Terms

Conflict of Interest
Information Dissemination*
Research Personnel


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