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A European multi-language initiative to make the general population aware of independent clinical research: the European Communication on Research Awareness Need project

  • Paola Mosconi1Email author,
  • Gerd Antes2,
  • Giorgio Barbareschi3,
  • Amanda Burls4,
  • Jacques Demotes-Mainard5,
  • Iain Chalmers4,
  • Cinzia Colombo1,
  • Silvio Garattini1,
  • Christian Gluud6,
  • Gill Gyte7,
  • Catherine Mcllwain7,
  • Matt Penfold7,
  • Nils Post8,
  • Roberto Satolli9,
  • Maria Rosa Valetto9,
  • Brian West3 and
  • Stephanie Wolff8

Received: 18 February 2015

Accepted: 29 December 2015

Published: 12 January 2016

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Original Submission
18 Feb 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
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Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
Author responded Author comments
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Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
29 Dec 2015 Editorially accepted
12 Jan 2016 Article published 10.1186/s13063-015-1146-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Laboratory for Medical Research and Consumers involvement, Department of Public Health, IRCCS Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy
Medical Centre – University of Freiburg, Universitaetsklinikum Freiburg, German Cochrane Centre, Freiburg, Germany
European AIDS Treatment Group, Brussels, Belgium
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK
INSERM-Institute National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Paris, France
The Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cochrane Consumer Network, UK, The Cochrane Collaboration LBG, Oxford, UK
KKS-Network, c/o University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Zadig, Science and Health communication, Milano, Italy