Please note that this is a forum for statisticians and mathematicians to critically evaluate the design and statistical methods used in studies. The subjects (products, procedures, treatments, etc.) of the studies being evaluated are neither endorsed nor rejected by Sense About Science USA. We encourage readers to use these articles as a starting point to discuss better study design and statistical analysis. While we strive for factual accuracy in these posts, they should not be considered journalistic works, but rather pieces of academic writing. 


Taking pharma to task

Jennifer Miller, Ph.D., a bioethicist at New York University came up with a way to evaluate the transparency of pharmaceutical companies. She calls it the Good Pharma Scorecard.

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Brainstorming a path to robust, global guidelines for clinical trials

How a clinical trial is run, how its data is shared, and what post-trial responsibilities the sponsors have to clinical trial participants varies depending on the country, industry and therapeutic area of that trial (among other things). These are the issues discussed at regular brainstorming sessions hosted by the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center.

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Happy Holidays from Sense About Science USA

Sense About Science USA would like to wish you and yours a happy, healthy holiday and new year. It’s been a productive first year here at SAS USA–thank you to all our generous supporters. Here’s what we’ve been up to…

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