Communicating the results is an essential step in any clinical research study because:
For most federally funded researchers, publishing an article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal is their primary way to communicate their results. To go through the peer-review process, other experts in the field review the data to make sure the findings are scientifically sound and that the research was conducted within the applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines before the paper is accepted for publication. This process is yet another way to ensure that research is appropriate and conducted ethically.
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