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Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today

VP, global editorial director, @medpagetoday; co-founder, @RetractionWatch; Distinguished Writer In Residence, @NYU_Journalism; columnist, @statnews; VP, @AHCJ

Duplicated images plague research papers

Duplicated images plague research papers
statnews.com — Four in 100 doesn't seem like a big number, and in many instances it isn't very impressive. After all, if Steph Curry sank only 4 percent of his three-pointers, the Golden State Warriors wouldn't have set a record this year for most wins in an NBA season.

Want a favorable peer review? Buy one

Want a favorable peer review? Buy one
statnews.com — What do Henry Kissinger and Martin Scorsese have in common? Fun fact: Both evidently review scientific manuscripts for money. OK, maybe that's not quite true. In fact, it's not at all true. But headshots of both men appear in the bios of two purported reviewers (one of which has a woman's name, sorry, Martin!)

Why America's Highways Are Less Safe

The unintended consequences of trying to replicate scientific research.

The unintended consequences of trying to replicate scientific research.
slate.com — This article is part of Future Tense , a collaboration among Arizona State University , New America , and . On Thursday, April 21, Future Tense will hold an event in Washington, D.C., on the reproducibility crisis in biomedicine. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website .

Why our peer review system is a toothless watchdog

Why our peer review system is a toothless watchdog
statnews.com — Imagine that someone offers to give you a guard dog. When the wretched creature arrives, you find out that she is calf-high, arthritic, blind, nearly deaf, and toothless. Oh, and she can't bark, either. Wait, you say. This dog won't protect me against anything! Don't be picky, responds your benefactor smugly.

How Often Are Studies Wrong?

How Often Are Studies Wrong?
slideshare.net — How Often Are Studies Wrong? AHCJ 2016 Cleveland Ivan Oransky Vice President, Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today Co-Founder, Retraction Watch Distinguish...

Universities stonewall investigations of research misconduct

Universities stonewall investigations of research misconduct
statnews.com — Last month a doctor who for years was considered a leading figure in the rarefied world of trachea transplants received a pink slip from Sweden's prestigious Karolinska Institute. Colleagues had raised doubts about Paolo Macchiarini's work since 2014, questioning whether he had obtained informed consent from patients, and alleging that he made up results.

Calls for retraction are usually a bad idea

Calls for retraction are usually a bad idea
statnews.com — The National Football League, speaking (how else?) through their ­lawyers, is demanding that the New York Times retract an article published last week that revealed the league had failed to report all concussion cases, despite claiming their data were comprehensive, and also pointed out alleged links between the league and Big Tobacco.

Why science would benefit from being self-refereed

Why science would benefit from being self-refereed
statnews.com — As anyone who has ever played pickup basketball knows, allowing players to call fouls on themselves works pretty well to keep the court clean. So what about in science? That approach, in essence, is what Daniele Fanelli is calling for as a way to encourage researchers to report their own mistakes.

Why scientific fraud hurts people

Why scientific fraud hurts people
statnews.com — We can all agree - we hope - that fraud is bad, whether it's in government, sports, or academia. But it can sometimes be easy to forget that fake scientific data can have real consequences for public health.
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May 02, 2016

Macchiarini did not obtain necessary ethics approvals, says Swedish Research Council retractionwatch.com/2016/05/02/mac…

May 02, 2016

Plant biologist’s paper pulled for falsification, three more questioned on PubPeer retractionwatch.com/2016/05/02/bio…

Apr 30, 2016

A Mine vs. a Million Monarchs: @danfagin on plans to reopen a mine near a winter butterfly habitat nytimes.com/2016/05/01/opi…

Apr 30, 2016

Weekend reads: Research parasite awards; money-back research guarantees; Sci-Hub takes over… retractionwatch.com/2016/04/30/wee… pic.twitter.com/6PUknFBYai


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