Clinical Research

Healthy Research Volunteers Require a Unique, Specific Compensation Model

Healthy Research Volunteers Require a Unique, Specific Compensation Model

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Volunteers for clinical research are "renting" out their bodies to help discover how the human body reacts to a device, drug, or therapeutic strategy.

Female Authors Less Likely to Be Listed as First Author in Clinical, Basic Science Journals

Female Authors Less Likely to Be Listed as First Author in Clinical, Basic Science Journals

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Female researchers still face challenges when publishing research.

Improving Transparency in Clinical Research

Improving Transparency in Clinical Research

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More than 20% of articles included in a cross-sectional study included conflict-of-interest disclosures.

The Streetlight Effect and Bias in Clinical Research

The Streetlight Effect and Bias in Clinical Research

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Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, in which cases investigators draw suspect conclusions from analysis of irrelevant data.

Reducing the <i>P</i>-Value for Statistical Significance to Improve the Quality of Research?

Reducing the P-Value for Statistical Significance to Improve the Quality of Research?

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In a controversial and divisive article, a group of researchers proposes to improve "statistical standards of evidence" by lowering the P value from P <.05 to P <.005 in the fields of biomedical and social sciences.

Reporting Negative Data in Clinical Trial Results

Reporting Negative Data in Clinical Trial Results

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Increasingly, the scientific community is coming to realize the invaluable role that negative outcomes play in the understanding of medicine as a whole.

Informed Consent in Medical Research: A Q&A

Informed Consent in Medical Research: A Q&A

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New methods of obtaining consent are offering options that can bridge the geographic distances between researcher and participant, while making study information more easily accessible.

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