[EN] - Another trial where our drug isn't better than a placebo?
- Put it in the file-drawer, we shall publish the next one.
- And don't forget to lock it!
The file-drawer effect is the inclination researchers have to publish only the positive results from experiments they realize, thus distorting the scientific literature.
Protocol registration before doing a trial and compulsory publication of results and data are remedies currently not much enforced.