High Risk of Bias in Early COVID-19 Studies: Meta-Analysis
High Risk of Bias in Early COVID-19 Studies: Meta-Analysis
Few peer-reviewed clinical papers on the pandemic contained original data, and many of those that did had poor experimental design.
High Risk of Bias in Early COVID-19 Studies: Meta-Analysis
High Risk of Bias in Early COVID-19 Studies: Meta-Analysis

Few peer-reviewed clinical papers on the pandemic contained original data, and many of those that did had poor experimental design.

Few peer-reviewed clinical papers on the pandemic contained original data, and many of those that did had poor experimental design.

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Opinion: Blowing the Whistle on Research Grant Fraud
Opinion: Blowing the Whistle on Research Grant Fraud
Joseph Gentile | Jan 1, 2021
Reporting cases of misconduct in the context of federal science funding can be a daunting task. But mechanisms to support whistleblowers do exist.
Science Is My Copilot
Science Is My Copilot
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2020
As the world around us seems increasingly volatile, protecting and respecting the integrity of research and evidence becomes more important than ever.
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
While some academics have called for compensation for assessing other scientists’ work, publishers haven’t warmed to the idea.
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Physician Behind Surgisphere Scandal Switches Medical Licenses
Physician Behind Surgisphere Scandal Switches Medical Licenses
Catherine Offord | Oct 23, 2020
Sapan Desai has inactivated his license in Illinois, where multiple malpractice lawsuits against him are pending, and obtained a new one in Ohio.
<em>The Lancet&nbsp;</em>Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
The Lancet Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
Catherine Offord | Sep 22, 2020
The changes, which affect the declarations authors have to sign and the peer-review process, have received a mixed response from the scientific community.
Italian Institute Revokes Appointment of Cancer Researcher
Italian Institute Revokes Appointment of Cancer Researcher
Catherine Offord | Jul 7, 2020
Pier Paolo Pandolfi left Harvard University last year following allegations of sexual harassment, and has since been accused of research misconduct.
Opinion: Don&rsquo;t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
Opinion: Don’t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
John D. Loike, Salomon Amar | Jun 22, 2020
Fast science—with all its warts—is making unprecedented progress in the fight against COVID-19.
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Surgisphere Sows Confusion About Another Unproven COVID-19 Drug
Surgisphere Sows Confusion About Another Unproven COVID-19 Drug
Catherine Offord | Jun 16, 2020
The company behind a now-discredited study on hydroxychloroquine also posted a report that has been cited by Latin American governments recommending ivermectin as a possible coronavirus treatment. Clinicians there say the effects have been extremely damaging.
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Nadya Gawadi Heywood, David Long | Jun 12, 2020
Our handbook on best practices for quality assurance in biomedicine can help funding agencies shore up research integrity—which is especially needed at a time when mistakes can have outsize effects.