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Research Article

Publication Bias in Laboratory Animal Research: A Survey on Magnitude, Drivers, Consequences and Potential Solutions

  • Gerben ter Riet mail,

    g.terriet@amc.nl

    Affiliation: Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Daniel A. Korevaar,

    Affiliation: Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Marlies Leenaars,

    Affiliation: 3R Research Centre, Central Animal Laboratory, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Peter J. Sterk,

    Affiliation: Department of Respiratory Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Cornelis J. F. Van Noorden,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Histology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Lex M. Bouter,

    Affiliation: Executive Board, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • René Lutter,

    Affiliation: Department of Respiratory Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Ronald P. Oude Elferink,

    Affiliation: Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Lotty Hooft

    Affiliation: Dutch Cochrane Centre, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: September 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043404

About the Authors

Gerben ter Riet, Daniel A. Korevaar
Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marlies Leenaars
3R Research Centre, Central Animal Laboratory, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Peter J. Sterk, René Lutter
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cornelis J. F. Van Noorden
Department of Cell Biology and Histology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lex M. Bouter
Executive Board, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ronald P. Oude Elferink
Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lotty Hooft
Dutch Cochrane Centre, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: g.terriet@amc.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GtR DAK LH ML. Performed the experiments: GtR DK ML. Analyzed the data: DK GtR LH. Wrote the paper: GtR DK LH. Critical revision of the manuscript: CJFVN ML PJS LMB RL RPOE. Contributed important intellectual content: CJFVN ML PJS LMB RL RPOE.