News

  • Why We Can't Trust Academic Journals to Tell the Scientific Truth

    Jun 19, 2017
    The Guardian

    By:
    Julian Kirchherr
    Academic journals don’t select the research they publish on scientific rigour alone. So why aren’t academics taking to the streets about this?
  • How Bad Science can Lead to Bad Science Journalism — and Bad Policy

    Jun 14, 2017
    the Washington Post

    By:
    Stephen Soumerai and Ross Koppel
    Journalists play essential roles in translating research on health and health policy for the public, government officials and even scientists. But with a proliferation of media outlets competing for readers’ attention and university press offices and academic journals seeking news headlines, accuracy often suffers.
  • Can It Really be True that 50% of Research is Unpublished?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 Although current estimates are that about half of research goes unpublished, there is little outcry.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.