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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

    Esther12 Senior Member

    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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