Industry-supported vs. non-profit or no support meta-analyses

Have you ever wondered whether it makes a difference who funds the production of meta-analyses? Could it be that industry-sponsored meta-analyses are more prone to biased conclusions?

This resource is a research article by a team of authors from the Nordic Cochrane who conducted a study to compare the methodological quality and conclusions of industry-supported meta-analyses and those with non-profit or no support. The article is a valuable reading anyone interested in transparency of medical research.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Discuss the issues of transparency of meta-analyses in relation to their source of funding
Author information: 
Jørgensen, Anders W.; Maric, Katja L; Tendal, Britta; Faurschou, Annesofie; Gøtzsche, Peter C.