Establishing a Culture of Reproducibility and Openness in Medical Research with an Emphasis on the Training Years
Examples of ethically misguided research remind us of the need for focusing on greater transparency and accountability in medical research. Fraudulent claims about links between vaccines and autism in a British study shook the medical community when The Lancet retracted the original 1998 article by A. J. Wakefield and colleagues. In another recent example, Nature Medicine retracted a 2006 paper claiming to determine patients’ sensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs using gene expression, where neither the research nor the lead author, Anil Potti, were what they claimed to be.Some content is only viewable by ASA Members who subscribe to CHANCE. If you are an ASA member, log in to Members Only and look for CHANCE under your publications.