J&J Works Toward Device Data-Sharing Agreement Following Pharma Plan
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Independent researchers will be able to request access to clinical trial data for any J&J drug from clinicians at Yale’s Open Data Access Project without involvement by the company. J&J is now in discussions to set up a similar arrangement for its device and consumer products trial data.
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