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Institutions as an ethical locus of research prioritisation

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  • Contributors All four authors meet the criteria set out in ICMJE Recommendations 2013. IGC oversaw the project, LG took the lead and spent the most in terms of time, energy, ideas, suggestions for revisions and so on, with HFL and BEB second and third on that count.

  • Funding National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health (Award UL1 TR001102).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • i Although it is worth noting that, by reducing the absolute number of overlapping trials among all sites, institutional prioritisation will thereby reduce (though not eliminate) competition between sites, in addition to reducing competition at the same site.

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