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Open Peer Review Reports for: Trial Forge Guidance 1: what is a Study Within A Trial (SWAT)?

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Original Submission
3 Oct 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
13 Jan 2018 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Valerie Smith
16 Jan 2018 Reviewed Reviewer Report - M Briel
2 Feb 2018 Author responded Author comments - Shaun Treweek
Resubmission - Version 2
2 Feb 2018 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Feb 2018 Editorially accepted
23 Feb 2018 Article published 10.1186/s13063-018-2535-5

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