Medical Writing Public Disclosure Editorial

Volume 27, Issue 2 - Public Disclosure



A paradigm shift in clinical trial data reporting is occurring as data becomes increasingly publically accessible. The EMA was the first regulatory authority to publish clinical data included in marketing authorisation applications.

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The Regulatory Public Disclosure Special Interest Group
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Navigating the EMA clinical data website
Anonymisation reports from 2016 to 2017: A preliminary analysis
Preparing anonymisation reports in general and for an orphan drug in particular
Policies 0070 and 0043: Juggling different requirements
Clinical data publication by the EMA: The challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry
Clinical trial results disclosure on and EudraCT
Writing lay summaries: What medical writers need to know
Lay titles for clinical trials: A balancing act
Why clinical study reports really matter
CORE Reference – a tool for modern clinical study reports in an era of increasing transparency and disclosure
Preparing clinical study reports for external sharing
Harmonising format and style requirements for scientific and medical publications
News from the EMA
Winners of the Geoff Hall Scholarship Essay Competition
Creative medical writing: An oxymoron?
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An interview with Chris Winchester
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In the Bookstores
Good Writing Practice
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Getting Your Foot in the Door
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