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[Correspondence] Is crowdfunding a viable source of clinical trial research funding?

As public research grants for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have diminished and become increasingly competitive, researchers have to search for alternative funding sources. Crowdfunding, in which projects are funded directly from the public through the internet, might represent a potential source of RCT funding.1 However, whether or not crowdfunding campaigns for clinical RCTs are successful is unclear.