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Research Article

Ghost Authorship in Industry-Initiated Randomised Trials

  • Peter C Gøtzsche mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: pcg@cochrane.dk

    Affiliation: Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Asbjørn Hróbjartsson,

    Affiliation: Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Helle Krogh Johansen,

    Affiliation: Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Mette T Haahr,

    Affiliation: Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Douglas G Altman,

    Affiliation: Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • An-Wen Chan

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

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  • Published: January 16, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040019
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Peter C Gøtzsche, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson, Helle Krogh Johansen, Mette T Haahr
Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Douglas G Altman
Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford, United Kingdom
An-Wen Chan
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: pcg@cochrane.dk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

PCG initiated the study; PCG, AH, HKJ, MTH, DGA, and AWC contributed to study design, acquisition and interpretation of data, and writing the paper. PCG is guarantor.