The Story of AllTrials

Almost half of all the clinical trials ever conducted have never been reported. This is the story of the campaign to find them—and to fix medicine. “I felt like I was a mouthpiece for this giant army of disenfranchised nerds,” said Ben Goldacre. It is a bright spring...

WHO: Release All Research Data!

In a further sign of an epochal change in medical research, the World Health Organization has renewed its call for researchers to report all the results from clinical trial research. While there has been great deal of discussion about why clinical trial registration...

Clinical Trial Registries: Entering a Brave New Transparent World

It was once the case, said George Mason University’s Giorgio Ascoli, that people thought gene discovery would rapidly lead to the patenting of genes. “Now,” he said, “you can’t publish if your data isn’t in a gene bank.” Ascoli was speaking at Sense About Science’s...

Connecting Science and Policy in Africa

One of the most surprising insights from the “Access to Scientific Expertise in Fast Growing African Countries” panel session was that long-form journalism was driving evidence-based policy making, according to Nick Ishmael Perkins, Director of SciDev.Net. Yet this...

Asking for Evidence at AAAS with John Ioannidis

The “Senses” took over Zero1 Gallery in downtown San Jose on the afternoon of Friday, February 13, for a mini-media workshop for early career researchers on the importance of science communication and how to engage with the public. Guest speakers were Sarah Evanega...
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