Tag: transparency in research

High Rates of Questionable Research Practices Found in Ecology and Evolution

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A new study, published online by the Open Science Foundation, suggests that questionable research practices (QRPs) are prevalent in the fields of ecology and evolution.

Failed TB Vaccine Exposes Concerns Regarding Research Ethics

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An investigation exposes violations to research ethics, finding that researchers failed to disclose risks and even misled government agencies.

There’s No Such Thing As “Sound Science”

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In this pieceĀ forĀ FiveThirtyEight, Christie AschwandenĀ explainsĀ how various industries have used the language of the "open science" reform movement, which advocates for more transparency in scientific...

GlaxoSmithKline Accused of Hiding Paroxetine Results

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The UK Times reports that pharmaceutical companies are actively lobbying to limit the release of clinical trial data to the public. Rather than limiting results and data to medical journals, new transparency initiatives are pushing for making the information publically available. The push for transparency comes in the wake of the reanalysis of the Study 329 data on paroxetine (marketed as Seroxat and Paxil), which found that the industry study had misconstrued its results.