February 18, 2020

Clinical Trials: How to Make Informed Consent More Ethical

(The Conversation) – The study describes a multicentre randomised trial of aspirin versus sulfinpyrazone for treating unstable angina. Because of differences in individual hospital review processes, patients either received or did not receive a statement outlining possible gastrointestinal side-effects. This … Read More

February 17, 2020

More Than 80 Clinical Trials Launch to Test Coronavirus Treatments

(Nature) – China has more than 80 running or pending clinical trials on potential treatments for COVID-19, the illness caused by a coronavirus that has thus far killed nearly 1,400 people and infected more than 48,000 across China. New pharmaceutical … Read More

February 4, 2020

High-Profile Report on Asymptomatic Spread of Coronavirus Based on Faulty Information, Health Officials Say

(STAT News) – Ahigh-profile scientific paper that found that a patient with the new coronavirus had transmitted it to other people in Germany before showing any symptoms was based on faulty information, health officials say. The woman, whose case was … Read More

January 31, 2020

Measuring Research Transparency

(Inside Higher Ed) – A new ranking system for academic journals measuring their commitment to research transparency will be launched next month — providing what many believe will be a useful alternative to journal impact scores. Under a new initiative … Read More

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