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The Ottawa Statement on the Ethical Design and Conduct of Cluster Randomized Trials

  • Charles Weijer mail,

    cweijer@uwo.ca

    Affiliations: Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, Department of Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jeremy M. Grimshaw,

    Affiliations: Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Martin P. Eccles,

    Affiliation: Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew D. McRae,

    Affiliations: Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Angela White,

    Affiliation: Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jamie C. Brehaut,

    Affiliations: Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Monica Taljaard, the Ottawa Ethics of Cluster Randomized Trials Consensus Group,

    Affiliations: Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Fernando Althabe

    Membership of the Ottawa Ethics of Cluster Randomized Trials Consensus Group is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: November 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001346
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