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"To keep science honest, study data must be shared" PACE coverage

Kyla

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http://www.statnews.com/2015/12/23/sharing-data-science/

Well this is a welcome Christmas present.
Hard-hitting article on PACEgate and open-data by Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus (retraction watch) .

Excerpt:
Santa, if you’re reading this: James Coyne has a simple request for Christmas.

Coyne, professor of health psychology at University Medical Center Groningen, in the Netherlands, would like to see the data from a controversial study about chronic fatigue syndrome that appeared in a 2012 issue of the journal PLOS ONE. King’s College London is refusing, calling his request “vexatious” and an attempt to embarrass its faculty.

To be clear, Coyne’s not asking for sex tapes or pictures of lab workers taking bong hits. He’s asking for raw data so that he can evaluate whether what a group of scientists reported in print is in fact what those data show. It’s called replication, and as Richard Smith, former editor of The BMJ (and a member of our board of directors), put it last week, the refusal goes “against basic scientific principles.” But, unfortunately, stubborn researchers and institutions have used legal roadblocks before to prevent scrutiny of science...

Click through for the rest:
http://www.statnews.com/2015/12/23/sharing-data-science/
 

Kyla

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Please give this some clicks, tweets, thank-yous etc. people!

It's extremely valuable to have the retraction-watch crew weigh in on this.
and in a very fair and sympathetic way. Lets make the most of it.