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Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 9, 2018
The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.
Clinical Trial Reporting for Pharma-Sponsored Trials Shows Improvement
Clinical Trial Reporting for Pharma-Sponsored Trials Shows Improvement
Diana Kwon | Dec 4, 2017
The Good Pharma Scorecard finds some big pharmaceutical companies are meeting legal standards for disclosing results—but many studies still go unreported.
Many Editors of US Medical Journals Receive Industry Funding
Many Editors of US Medical Journals Receive Industry Funding
Shawna Williams | Nov 8, 2017
The authors of two new studies on the payments suggest stricter guidelines are needed.
Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines
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Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished
Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished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. 
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Music, the future of American science, and more
Replication Complications
Replication Complications
Ruth Williams | Jan 18, 2017
An initiative to replicate key findings in cancer biology yields a preliminary conclusion: it’s difficult.
Feds Demand More Clinical Trial Reporting
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
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
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.