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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Mistakes in peer-reviewed papers are easy to find but hard to fix, report David B. Allison and colleagues.
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Some biotech companies now eschew traditional publication in peer-reviewed journals. Does it matter?
An editorial from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has been published simultaneously in 14 medical journals
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Most scientists believe that the present publication system is in need of change. Of many possible innovations in communicating biological research, the widespread use of preprints has the potential to be both transformative and feasible in the near-term.
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Laura Lazzeroni , Ying Lu , Ilana Belitskaya-Lévy Methods
- Journal Title: Nature Methods
- Publication Date: 2016
- Page #: 107 - 108