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Ethical issues posed by cluster randomized trials in health research

  • Charles Weijer1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Jeremy M Grimshaw4, 5,
  • Monica Taljaard4, 6,
  • Ariella Binik1,
  • Robert Boruch7,
  • Jamie C Brehaut4, 6,
  • Allan Donner3, 8,
  • Martin P Eccles9,
  • Antonio Gallo1, 10,
  • Andrew D McRae1, 3, 11,
  • Raphael Saginur12 and
  • Merrick Zwarenstein13
Trials201112:100

https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-12-100

Received: 30 September 2010

Accepted: 20 April 2011

Published: 20 April 2011

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Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting info@biomedcentral.com.

Original Submission
30 Sep 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Dec 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Charlie Goldsmith
9 Dec 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lisa Schwartz
11 Dec 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Howard Mann
16 Dec 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marko Simunovic
7 Feb 2011 Author responded Author comments - Charles Weijer
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Feb 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Feb 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Howard Mann
2 Mar 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marko Simunovic
6 Apr 2011 Author responded Author comments - Charles Weijer
Resubmission - Version 3
6 Apr 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
8 Apr 2011 Author responded Author comments - Charles Weijer
Resubmission - Version 4
8 Apr 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 4
19 Apr 2011 Author responded Author comments - Charles Weijer
Resubmission - Version 5
19 Apr 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
20 Apr 2011 Editorially accepted
20 Apr 2011 Article published 10.1186/1745-6215-12-100

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
(2)
Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario
(3)
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario
(4)
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program
(5)
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
(6)
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
(7)
Graduate School of Education and Statistics Department, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
(8)
Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Institute
(9)
Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University
(10)
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
(11)
Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary
(12)
Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
(13)
Centre for Health Services Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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