Author: Jo Chapman, PhD (Aspire Scientific Ltd) Over two days last week, around 250 delegates and exhibitors braved sub-zero temperatures to attend the European meeting of the International Society for … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 1 of the 2016 European ISMPP Meeting
Clinical trial data sharing is increasingly viewed as important and an ethical obligation. To help facilitate and expedite the process of clinical data sharing, the International Committee of Medical Journal … Continue Reading ICMJE propose plans to facilitate data sharing from clinical trials
While improvements in technology have made openness and transparency in scientific reporting more straight-forward, some researchers are still reticent to share data, material and analysis freely. Efforts to encourage openness … Continue Reading Encouraging openness and transparency in scientific reporting: Are you PRO?
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The 2016 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) has just finished. Hopefully, the tweet stream below will be helpful in providing highlights of what was presented at … Continue Reading Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
An article by Michael Droller outlines the role of an editor in the process for publishing industry-sponsored studies and reviews the guidelines that exist to ensure these responsibilities are upheld. … Continue Reading Publishing industry-sponsored studies – the role of the editor
The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network (http://www.equator-network.org/) is an extremely valuable source of information for everyone involved in scientific study publications. Launched in 2008 it … Continue Reading The EQUATOR Network wants your views
An interesting article by Julia Belluz explores whether high impact journals are more likely to publish ‘flawed research’ than lower ranked journals. The idea stems from a report written by … Continue Reading How reliable is the science published in high impact journals?
The distribution of clinical data is a hot topic at the moment but the sharing of individual participant data is a more sensitive issue. Towards the end of 2015 BMC … Continue Reading Guidelines on the sharing of individual participant data from publicly funded trials
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Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Time: 11:00 AM-ET/4:00 PM-GMT Speakers: Ann L. Davis, MPH, ISMPP CMPP™; Godfrey Lisk, PhD; Bianca Ruzicka, PhD Moderator: Lisa Baker, PhD, ISMPP CMPP™ Faculty bios … Continue Reading FREE Web Conference: “Adventures in Manuscript Development: Good Publication Practice in the Real World” #ISMPP @ISMPP
A fascinating investigation in the way scientific papers have been written over the past 4 decades has been carried out by Vinkers et al and the results were published in … Continue Reading Positive and negative word usage in scientific abstracts has increased over time
A recent blog by Altmetric entitled “Open access publications get more media coverage” describes a paper written by McKiernan et al on the potential positive impact of open research on an … Continue Reading Open access (#OA) publishing may be linked to career benefits for researchers
Following concerns that “bad science reporting” may lead to dubious conclusions that are then conveyed to wider audiences via referencing and science news websites, Compound Interest, have produced an infographic called “Rough … Continue Reading [INFOGRAPHIC] “A rough guide to spotting bad science”
In 2015, The Institute of Medicine published a book called “Sharing Clinical Trial Data; Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk”, which has recently been reviewed by Richard Lehman on a BioMed Central … Continue Reading Book: “Sharing Clinical Trial Data; Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk”