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Some BMJ bits related generally to research misconduct

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Esther12, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Hi everyone. I stumbled upon these articles, but will not have time to read them for a while. They could be of interest to others.

    A consensus statement on research misconduct in the UK:

    Abstract: http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e1111

    A (related I think) open access draft for comment:

    http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/Publications/Documents/RIC-DraftForComment.pdf

    Possibly of interest:

    Compliance with mandatory reporting of clinical trial results on ClinicalTrials.gov: cross sectional study

    Full access, and rapid responses:

    http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.d7373

    Just as a reminder: the BMJ claimed that PACE showed a 30/28% recovery rate for CBT/GET with CFS.
     
  2. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    A version of the consensus statement can be found at: http://publicationethics.org/files/A_consensus_statement_on_research_misconduct_in_the_UK.pdf
    I not know if this is the same version as behind the paywall at bmj.

    I do not think such a statement can be rigorously applied retroactively in a punitive way. This is not a binding document in any case. It is however grounds for criticizing old research and research conduct, and especially future research. This I intend to look into. Misleading claims made are often couched in very ambiguous terms. Under one meaning they are correct, under another they are not correct. To show deliberate misconduct requires, I think, at the minimum a demonstrated pattern of such misleading claims. A single instance might not be sufficient unless it is a blatant breach.

    Bye, Alex
     
  3. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Ta for the thoughts/link Alex.

    I can't imagine them being keen on accountability either!
     

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