Can J Surg 2016;59(6):364-65 | PDF
Vivian C. McAlister, MB; Edward J. Harvey, MD
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has sponsored many developments in medical research reporting that have improved the quality of research. Their proposal to require a statement by researchers regarding the availability of underlying data for sharing has the potential for a significant advance in medical knowledge. The Canadian Journal of Surgery supports the initiative and will develop mechanisms to support authors in meeting this new requirement.
Affiliations: Coeditors, Canadian Journal of Surgery (McAlister, Harvey); Department of Surgery, Western University, London, Ont. (McAlister); and the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Que. (Harvey).
Competing interests: E.J. Harvey is the Chief Medical Officer of Greybox Healthcare (Montreal) and Chairman of the Board of NXT-Sens Inc. (Montreal). None declared for V.C. McAlister.