Medical Writing The Data Economy

Volume 29, Issue 2 - The Data Economy

June 2020

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The data economy: A glossary

President's Message

Presidents' Messages



Feature Articles

The value of registry data in the clinical evaluation of medical devices

Big data in clinical research: Present and future

Leveraging standardised data in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak

Biostatistics, data management, and medical writing: A multidisciplinary approach to the development of the CTD integrated summaries

The new value of clinical data in Europe

Unlocking the potential of patient data through responsible sharing – has anyone seen my keys?

COVID-19 contagion, information, and misinformation

"Processing health-related data for scientific research: Is consent an appropriate legitimate ground?"

An interview with Cathal Gallagher of EMA’s Technical Anonymisation Group

A role for medical writers in overcoming commonly held misconceptions around FAIR Data

MyData: Applying human-centric principles to health data

Thriving in the data economy as data-fluent PhD graduates

Digital identifiers in scientific publishing and e-health

Special Section

Winners of the Geoff Hall Scholarship Essay Competition

Regular Sections

EMWA’s newest special interest group: Sustainability SIG

Rush to publication – What do we have to lose?

News from the EMA

Regulatory Matters

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Medical Devices

Getting your Foot in the Door

Journal Watch

Veterinary Medical Writing

Good Writing Practice

Out on Our Own



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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

Medical Writing is listed in the following indexes:

Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Sarah Milner

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Daniela Kamir


Jennifer Bell


Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News 

Ana Sofia Correia 

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh 

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Maddy Dyer


Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Adriana Rocha


Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Louisa Ludwig-Begall / Sarah Kabani

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Layout Designer

Chris Monk