Fate of research studies.

  title={Fate of research studies.},
  author={Philippa Jane Easterbrook and David R. Matthews},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  volume={85 2},
A retrospective survey was conducted of 720 research protocols, approved by the Central Oxford Research Ethics Committee between 1984 and 1987, to determine the fate of research studies from inception. Forty-five per cent were clinical trials, 23% were observational studies and 32% were laboratory-based experimental studies. Further information was obtained on 487 studies, of which 287 (59%) had been completed, 100 (21%) had never started, 58 (12%) had been abandoned or were in abeyance and 42… CONTINUE READING

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