News

  • Publish or Perish Culture Encourages Scientists to Cut Corners

    Sep 30, 2015

    By:
    Virginia Barbour, The Conversation
    We have only recently begun looking closely at how the scientific literature could function better, and what can go wrong. And there are conflicting opinions on how to handle underlying problems.
  • Robust Research: Institutions Must Do their Part for Reproducibility

    Sep 30, 2015

    By:
    C. Glenn Begley, Alastair M. Buchan& Ulrich Dirnagl, Nature
    Tie funding to verified good institutional practice, and robust science will shoot up the agenda, say C. Glenn Begley, Alastair M. Buchan and Ulrich Dirnagl.
  • Too Close for Comfort?

    Sep 30, 2015

    By:
    Editorial, Nature
    Relationships between industry and researchers can be hard to define, but universities and other institutions must do more to scrutinize the work of their scientists for conflicts of interest.
  • NIH Disclosure Rules Falter

    Sep 30, 2015

    By:
    Sara Reardon, Nature
    Regulations that require researchers to disclose conflicts of interest yield questionable data and cost universities millions
  • Landmark Analysis of an Infamous Medical Study Points Out the Challenges of Research Oversight

    Sep 18, 2015

    By:
    Paul Basken, The Chronicle of Higher Education
    A small team of researchers donated their time over the past two years to re-analyze a 2001 study that led physicians to prescribe the antidepressant paroxetine (Paxil)