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Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum

3 Meetings, 1 Location: Medical Communications, Medical Science Liaisons, Medical Writing

Session 8 Track 2: ICMJE’s Data Sharing Requirements - Experience to Date

Session Chair(s)

Robert  Paarlberg, MS

Robert Paarlberg, MS

  • Principal
  • Paarlberg & Associates LLC, United States

The ICMJE’s new data sharing requirement requiring manuscripts contain a data sharing statement became effective July 1, 2018. The ICMJE also requires clinical trials that begin enrolling participants on or after January 1, 2019 must include a data sharing plan in the trial’s registration. This session will provide an update from an ICMJE journal editor regarding the journal’s experience with manuscripts they have received regarding the new data sharing requirement as well as collective experience from ICMJE member journals. The session will also provide a perspective on the interaction between publication planning and clinical trial disclosure groups.

Learning Objective : At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the ICMJE new data sharing requirements
  • Describe how industry is implementing the new requirements
  • Identify areas within their organization impacted by the new ICMJE requirements


Darren  Taichman, MD, PhD

Data Sharing Statements

Darren Taichman, MD, PhD

  • Executive Deputy Editor
  • Annals of Internal Medicine, United States
Catherine  Skobe, MPH

Promoting Data Transparency: ICMJE Data Sharing

Catherine Skobe, MPH

  • Senior Director, Publications Management Team Lead
  • Pfizer, Inc., United States
Jennie  Jacobson, PhD

Data Sharing: The View from the Trenches

Jennie Jacobson, PhD

  • Associate Director, Publications and Scientific Communications
  • Incyte, United States