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Table 3 Eight seemingly independent trials with evidence of influence by sponsor

From: Sponsors’ participation in conduct and reporting of industry trials: a descriptive study

Trial number Writing of protocol Stopping trial early Author confidentiality clause Writing of manuscript
According to protocol According to publication
1 - - In protocol - Sponsor not involved in writing
2 - - - Sponsor needs to review manuscript Sponsor not involved in writing
3 Appears written by sponsor - - Sponsor involved in writing Sponsor not involved in writing
4 - - - Sponsor needs to review manuscript Sponsor not involved in writing
5 - Sponsor must be consulted before stopping In protocol Sponsor needs to approve manuscript Sponsor not involved in writing
6 - - - Sponsor needs to review manuscript Nothing stated about writing
7 - - In protocol - Sponsor not involved in writing
8 - Sponsor can stop trial - Sponsor allowed comments Sponsor allowed comments
  1. - Indicates no evidence of influence by sponsor.