Registrations now open for the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Annual Conference is now open for registrations. The meeting will take place between September 30th and October 3rd in San Antonio Texas. The organisers … Continue Reading Registrations now open for the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
In recent decades, the reproducibility of numerous scientific studies has been called into question. What we’re going to do about the reproducibility ‘crisis’ is a question for everyone involved in … Continue Reading Reproducibility: what are we going to do about it? New checklist from BioMed Central
Seeing Data: Visualisation design should consider how we respond to statistics emotionally as well as rationally
Understanding data visualisations is an essential skill in today’s data-driven society. But beyond technical considerations like accuracy and consistency, what makes a good visualisation and what should researchers consider when looking to communicate … Continue Reading Seeing Data: Visualisation design should consider how we respond to statistics emotionally as well as rationally
The Good Publication Practice (GPP3) guidelines are now published. If these guidelines are going to have an impact on you – and you are UK or European based – then you may be … Continue Reading FREE evening panel discussion: new Good Publication Practice guidelines (GPP-3) in practice
A one day training course is being run by the National Clinical Guideline Centre in the UK that will give participants the basic skills to enable them to design and … Continue Reading One-day training course: systematic reviews and meta-analysis in action
Guidelines for Reporting Health Research is a textbook that provides a practical guide to choosing and correctly applying the appropriate guidelines when reporting health research to ensure clear, transparent, and useful … Continue Reading New textbook: Guidelines for Reporting Health Research
An article published in the past month by Anna Sharman provides useful tips on the factors to consider when selecting an appropriate journal for a manuscript. Factors covered in the … Continue Reading Where to publish: tips on selecting a journal
Scientific Data: ‘Where should authors deposit clinical datasets, and how should peer review of these be done?
An editorial this week in Scientific Data discusses the systems that are emerging for authors to be able to deposit clinical datasets – such as the Yale Open Data Access (YODA, … Continue Reading Scientific Data: ‘Where should authors deposit clinical datasets, and how should peer review of these be done?
The presentation below was given by Barrie Anthony at the recent “An Update: Publications in Practice” meeting.
2015 Asia Pacific publication meetings: “Collaborating for Ethical and Effective Publication Practices”
Medical publications from the Asia Pacific region are increasing… and coming under intense scrutiny. Proven and practical solutions for enhancing the speed, quality, and influence of these publication will be … Continue Reading 2015 Asia Pacific publication meetings: “Collaborating for Ethical and Effective Publication Practices”
A recent blog by the London School for Economics and Political Science provides an interesting commentary on the importance and relevance of authorship decisions. The blog also provides several useful … Continue Reading Recommendations for deciding who gets authorship credit.
John Hopkins University are running a free online course (via Coursera) on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The free course will introduce methods to perform systematic reviews and meta-analysis of clinical … Continue Reading Free online course: “Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity recently took place in Rio de Janeiro (from 31 May-3 June). The main theme for the conference was “How to improve the research … Continue Reading Presentations now available from the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity
A series of articles in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently questioned whether the conflict of interest movement has gone too far in its campaign to stop the … Continue Reading Justifying conflicts of interest in medical journals: a very bad idea