Public registration and reporting of clinical trials is essential to minimize publication bias and increase the efficiency of medical research. ClinicalTrials.gov, one of the largest and most successful trial registration initiatives to date, provides an online searchable database of clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
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As the scientific enterprise has grown in size and diversity, we need empirical evidence on the research process to test and apply interventions that make it more efficient and its results more reliable. Meta-research is an evolving scientific discipline that aims to evaluate and improve research practices. It includes thematic areas of methods, reporting, reproducibility, evaluation, and incentives (how to do, report, verify, correct, and reward science). Much work is already done in this growing field, but efforts to-date are fragmented. We provide a map of ongoing efforts and discuss plans for connecting the multiple meta-research efforts across science worldwide.
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Giant survey suggests journals should pay more attention to detecting inappropriate duplications.
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The hunt for p-values less than 0.05 has left many of science’s roadways riddled with potholes.
Recently, I was asked to review a Randomized Controlled Trial concerning an antidepressant. Among my comments, I requested the authors provide individual data allowing for a re-analysis. Kindly, the authors answered me that my comment was weird and they’ve never received such a request.
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John Ioannidis , David Chavalarias, Joshua David Wallach, Alvin Ho Ting Li Reporting
- Journal Title: JAMA
- Publication Date: 2016
- Issue #: 11
- Page #: 1141 - 1148