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Rigour mortis: How bad research is killing science

On 26th May 2014, Prof. Malcolm Macleod gave his inaugural lecture at the University of Edinburgh entitled “Rigour mortis: how bad research is killing science”. A link to the lecture has been posted on the Video page, and the lecture

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The Need for Randomisation in Animal Trials

Randomisation, allocation concealment and blind outcome assessment have been shown to reduce bias in human trials and have been used for over four decades to improve the quality of clinical trials. For animal studies, this has not been thoroughly investigated and

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Waste in medical academia must be addressed, Chalmers urges in The BMJ Awards acceptance speech

On 8th May 2014, Iain Chalmers, one of the authors of the Lancet series, was presented with the 2014 GSK Lifetime Achievement Award during the BMJ Awards ceremony in London. This award is given to a doctor who has made

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Reducing waste in preclinical research through better mouse studies

Increasing value and reducing waste in research has to start at the pre-clinical stage, with high quality animal studies and well-characterised mouse models of disease. Steve Perrin provides recommendations for researchers to “make mouse studies work” in a comment in

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Videos from symposium on the Lancet series online

Videos from the DH Symposium on the Lancet Series on Research are now online at http://www.thelancet.com/series/research

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Increasing value, reducing waste

Welcome to rewardalliance.net. This website was created to promote the issues raised in a series of articles on research published in early 2014 in the leading medical journal The Lancet.  The website aims to be a platform to share and

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