The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
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James Coyne suspending his editorial activies on PLOS One because of failure of data-sharing policy

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Good to see James Coyne back to doing what he does best:





    I take this to mean that he's addressing this as a general issue that scientists should pile onto, regardless of what they think about PACE in particular.

    But if the data-sharing policy is enforced, the PACE authors must either share the data with Coyne or have their paper retracted. It was November when he asked for the data.

    He did some time ago mention the idea of organising a general strike of the thousands of PLOS One editors. Maybe this is it.
     
  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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  3. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    Seems to refer to this paper: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0140212

    whose authors declare no competing interests. If I'm reading things right, it seems that at least one of the authors is an administrator of the program (3RP) being evaluated. Just a teensy weensy conflict, then.
     
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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Maybe I've misunderstood what he's doing, then. Anyway, sounds as though he's going to make it all very clear! I foresee a blog post.
     
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  5. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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  6. Woolie

    Woolie Senior Member

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    Its great, looks like Coyne is really taking a stand against PlosONE, and instances were they fail to hold to their policies (including PACE). Whatever your feelings on recent events involving Coyne and patients, you will have to admit, after reading this: the world needs whistleblowers like Coyne. People who are not afraid to speak out on dodgy practices in research.
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Definitely. You cannot have too many whistleblowers in today's world.
     

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