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

    Jun 19, 2017
    The Guardian

    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

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  • Can It Really be True that 50% of Research is Unpublished?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

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 Although current estimates are that about half of research goes unpublished, there is little outcry.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