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[Comment] Offline: Data sharing—why editors may have got it wrong

Last week, the Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine, Jeff Drazen, was in London. NEJM, like The Lancet, is a member of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Although gentle rivalries exist, ICMJE editors try to find reasons to work together harmoniously on common problems. One example was clinical trial registration. In 2004, the ICMJE committed its members to publishing trials only if the study had been registered before enrolment of the first patient.