• Can It Really be True that 50% of Research is Unpublished?

    Jun 14, 2017
    the BMJ Blog

    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 Although current estimates are that about half of research goes unpublished, there is little outcry.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

    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

    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.