Mysterious medical research consortium: we should own volunteers’ clinical trial data for 5 years


The “International Consortium of Investigators for Fairness in Trial Data Sharing” — a group that appears to have just been formed, backed by 282 researcher in 33 countries — has objected to a plan to limit exclusivity over clinical trial data derived from medical volunteers, insisting instead that the fair thing to do is to lock up this uncopyrightable, factual data for up to five years.



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