Prospective clinical trial registration aims to address publication and reporting bias. Unfortunately, not all clinical trials are registered before they start. Here we discuss the dilemma faced by editors when receiving submissions reporting a clinical trial that was not registered prospectively, and a new policy for increasing transparency when a trial was registered after participant recruitment has begun.
Chances are that over the past couple of years you have started to hear more about ORCID. In this guest blog, Alice Meadows explains what ORCID is and how this is important to researchers, and those that work in a research organization.