News

  • Can It Really be True that 50% of Research is Unpublished?

    Jun 14, 2017
    the BMJ Blog

    By:
    Authors: Paul GlasziouIain Chalmers
    If 50% of mail we posted never arrived, the outcry would be considerable. Although current estimates are that about half of research goes unpublished, there is little outcry.
  • Text-mining Tool Seeks Out ‘Hidden Data’

    Jun 14, 2017
    Nature

    By:
    Dalmeet Singh Chawla
    Wide-Open checks that the data sets underlying published studies are made freely available.
  • Who says teaching about conflicts of interest, reporting bias, and research fraud needs to be dull? Fenneke Blom, the coordinator of the Netherlands Research Integrity Network, has developed a course that teaches scientific integrity by using fragments of Hollywood movies like Awakenings, Dallas Buyers Club, Kinsey, and Extreme Measures.
  • Dozens of Recent Clinical Trials May Contain Wrong or Falsified Data, Claims Study

    Jun 14, 2017
    The Guardian

    By:
    Stephen Buranyi and Hannah Devlin
    Fresh concerns over reliability of papers published in journals as suspicious statistical patterns prompt investigations into some of the identified trials
  • Since 2013, Nature and the Nature research journals have asked authors of papers in the life sciences to complete a checklist when they submit a paper. This extra step — prompting authors to disclose important elements of experimental design and analysis — was part of a broader effort to improve the quality of reporting in our life-sciences articles.