Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Nature Comment: Scientists being open about mistakes

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Simon, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Simon


    Monmouth, UK
    The frequent unreliability of research remains a hot topic in the research world, as a new Comment piece(sorry, paywalled) in Nature shows:
    These comments struck me as relevant to CFS research, though the author is arguing that they apply across all of life sciences:

    He goes on to argue that there should be wider access to research (sadly doesn't apply to his paywalled comment!) and wider discussion of it too. Woodgett probably wasn't specifically thinking of the PR Reseach forum but it would likely fit with what he had in mind. He also argues that "barriers to correction of the public record should be low but rigorous", which is a very different attitude to that shown by some Journal editors and CFS researchers.
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  2. Esther12


    I'm sure he wouldn't think of the contribution from CFS patients as a positive thing... we all know what they're like!

    Ta for pointing this out Simon.

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