News

  • The Market in Healthcare Data

    Nov 09, 2015
    The BMJ

    By:
    Ruth Gilbert
    Harvey Goldstein
    Harry Hemingway
    Healthcare generates a vast rain forest of data that could be used more widely for research if barriers to access could be overcome. One barrier is cost. Government and commercial traders in the precious hardwoods of healthcare data charge five or six figure sums per year for data access.
  • Science Papers Rarely Cited in Negative Ways

    Nov 09, 2015
    Nature

    By:
    Philip Ball
    Just 2.4% of citations from an immunology journal present disagreements with previous work.
  • The Center invites applications for postdoctoral fellowship positions in the broad area of meta-research and related fields relevant to the mission of METRICS.
  • Valuing Null and Negative Results in Scientific Publishing

    Nov 09, 2015
    Scholastica Blog

    By:
    Danielle Padula
    It’s a fact of scientific research - not every experiment you conduct will be a success. “Failure” shouldn’t be a dirty word, though.
  • How to Make Biomedical Research More Reproducible

    Nov 02, 2015
    Nature

    By:
    Daniel Cressey, Nature
    Neuropsychologist Dorothy Bishop discusses a UK report on irreproducibility in science.