So, we asked: what is the level of transparency in dental research? Here are the findings of our latest meta-research study, published in the Eur J Oral Sciences
We assessed 5 practices in >10k articles in 78 dental journals over the last 20 years.
Conflict of Interest (COI) and funding disclosure were common, but only 7% had registered protocols, and <2% shared data or code.
There is a trend towards increased transparency, but much room for improvement.
Sharing original data is most valuable to the public and can increase research credibility.
Research transparency is an important part of the scientific process and is essential for building a body of accurate and reliable knowledge.