Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Longstanding academic integrity campaigner David Vaux says the “big breakthrough” in 20th century medical research — double blind clinical trials, where neither patients nor clinicians know who gets the drug and who gets the placebo — should be extended to peer review. “The reason for the low quality in publications is that reviewers and editors know who the authors are,” Professor Vaux said.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/academic-campaigner-david-vaux-wants-changes-to-medical-research/news-story/c5a43e9a01336a34e126865c723a3ebc
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