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Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines
Catherine Offord | Sep 5, 2017
The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.
Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished
Anna Azvolinsky | May 5, 2017
Less than half of completed stem cell studies in humans are published in peer-reviewed journals, according to an analysis of regenerative medicine trials.
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Ruth Williams | Jan 18, 2017
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Feds Demand More Clinical Trial Reporting
Kerry Grens | Sep 19, 2016
Expanded US Health and Human Services rules will require the results of more human studies to be made public.
Journal to Publish Clinical Trial Protocols
Tanya Lewis | May 18, 2016
Following an independent group’s finding of misreported outcomes, the
Annals of Internal Medicine
now requires that authors include clinical trial protocols when submitting their results.
How to Use P-Values Correctly
Kerry Grens | Mar 9, 2016
The American Statistical Association offers guidance on best practices for the oft-misused tool.
Study: Transparency Lacking in Biomedical Literature
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 4, 2016
Few authors make their full data available and most published papers do not clearly state funding sources and conflicts of interest.
Clinical Trial Data Underreported: Study
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2015
One-third of the human experiments for approved drugs failed transparency requirements.
Using FOIA to Read Scientists’ Emails
Kerry Grens | Sep 8, 2015
Journalists and activists use the Freedom of Information Act to expose academics’ relationships with industry.