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Scientific research in the age of omics: the good, the bad, and the sloppy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23037799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
It has been claimed that most research findings are false, and it is known that large-scale studies involving omics data are especially prone to errors in design, execution, and analysis. The situation is alarming because taxpayer dollars fund a substantial amount of biomedical research, and because the publication of a research article that is later determined to be flawed can erode the credibility of an entire field, resulting in a severe and negative impact for years to come. Here, we urge the development of an online, open-access, postpublication, peer review system that will increase the accountability of scientists for the quality of their research and the ability of readers to distinguish good from sloppy science.
Authors:
Daniela M Witten; Robert Tibshirani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1527-974X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Med Inform Assoc     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-17     Completed Date:  2013-05-23     Revised Date:  2014-01-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9430800     Medline TA:  J Am Med Inform Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Access to Information
Biomedical Research*
Humans
Internet
Models, Organizational
Peer Review, Research / methods*
Quality Improvement*
Social Responsibility
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