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AllTrials will be a centerpiece of a new online course taught by the University of Miami and called Health Information Exchange. The course is part of a certification program beginning in January 2016.read more
The largest association of medical doctors and students in the US, the American Medical Association (AMA)—which represents over 228,000 current healthcare providers—will decide in the coming weeks whether to publicly support the AllTrials campaign for clinical trial transparency in the US.read more
A tweet by William Lee (@wildscrutineer) hit the mark: “No punches being pulled at #METRICSconf15: Need to fix science before the ppl who pay for it reali[z]e what bad deal[s] they get.”read more
The goal of precision medicine? E Plurubus Unum: out of the many, and through mapping the boundaries of individual variation, we could understand the one.read more
Who took our survey Of the 218 journalists who took our survey, 150 have a science background (BS, MS, PhD, MD, etc). 58 percent of respondents have either undergraduate or graduate journalism degrees, or both. It was an almost even split between freelancers...read more
After the Interview Open channels: 92% of journalists responded that they are always open to scientists calling them if they have more information ; and 94% of journalists said that always or most of the time scientists can contact them if they feel that they...read more
During the Interview What’s “on the record”: About 67% of journalists infrequently or never explain what being on the record means when interviewing a scientistread more
what you need to know before an interviewread more
What scientists needs to know about being interviewed: Preliminary results from SAS USA surveyread more
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