Table 1

Critical elements to improve future individual patient data analyses

1.Change our mind-set: to openly share data is a win-win situation
2.Collect and report minimum core outcome trial data following standards for conditions of interest
3.Store annotated data for both academic and industry sponsored trials in open access repositories
4.Harmonise ethics and legal issues for data-access and reuse
5.Provide funding and guarantees for sustainable open data repositories