NIH proposes sea change in clinical trial data releases

According to Medical News Today, the National Institutes of Health "on Friday proposed a major policy change that would make available at no cost to the public the results of all NIH-funded research six months after the work is published in a scientific journal, the Washington Post reports."

    Scientific journals, some of which sell subscriptions for thousands of dollars, currently retain control over the published information. The proposal, which NIH has been considering for more than a year, would require federally funded researchers to submit their papers to the agency after they have been accepted for publication and edited by a journal, the Post reports.

What, if anything, will this mean for journal CME?

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