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Identifying additional studies for a systematic review of retention strategies in randomised controlled trials: making contact with trials units and trial methodologists

Systematic Reviews20176:167

Received: 20 April 2017

Accepted: 24 July 2017

Published: 22 August 2017

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Original Submission
20 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
18 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Morwenna Rogers
12 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Susan Brunskill
13 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Valerie Brueton
Resubmission - Version 2
13 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Jul 2017 Editorially accepted
22 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0549-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Adult Nursing, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom
MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, Aviation House, London, United Kingdom
PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit, Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom