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Sorry for crossposting but this is a very big issue (IMHO) for the future of healthcare, data repositories and research.

This may interest faculty and staff in your institutions.  It may also interest libraries, library organizations and others.

Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D. - Editor-In-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine encourages comments on Institute of Medicine interim report on Open Clinical Data.
The editorial is here but it is NOT open access http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1400850?query=featured_home 

To read the interim report and make comments go to 
http://www.iom.edu/activities/research/sharingclinicaltrialdata.aspx  - comments will be accepted until March 24, 2014.

Julie

Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP
Clinical Medical Librarian/Associate Professor
LSU Health
Shreveport, LA
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