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Free online course: “Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”

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”

“We need to transform the academic system so that integrity and honesty are the norm in terms of authorship as well as data and results”

An article in the Guardian newspaper last week starts: “Scientists are meant to be scrupulously honest and objective. Acting unethically or misrepresenting information could spell the end of a career. … Continue Reading “We need to transform the academic system so that integrity and honesty are the norm in terms of authorship as well as data and results”

Terminated trials in the ClinicalTrials.gov results database: reasons for termination and availability of results

A study published in PLOS ONE last week attempted to characterise the reasons why trials (listed on http://www.clinicaltrials.gov) were terminated, and also examined the availability of results from these trials. … Continue Reading Terminated trials in the ClinicalTrials.gov results database: reasons for termination and availability of results