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Volume 27, Issue 3 - Editing

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The vast majority of investigator brochures lack sufficient information to systematically appraise the strength of the supporting pre clinical findings


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  2. Cohen D. Oxford TB vaccine study calls into question selective use of animal data. BMJ. 2018; 360:j5845.
  3. Wiersma M, Kerridge I, Lipworth W, Rodwin M. Should we try to manage nonfinancial interests? BMJ. 2018;361:k1240.
  4. Outside interests. Nature research journals will ask authors to declare non-financial conflicts. Nature. 2018;554:6.
  5. Winchester C. Give every paper a read for reproducibility. Nature. 2018;557:281.
  6. Gunsalus CK, Robinson AD. Nine pitfalls of research misconduct. Nature. 2018;557:297-9.
  7. Moher D, Naudet F, Cristea IA, Miedema F, Ioannidis JPA, Goodman SN. Assessing scientists for hiring, promotion, and tenure. PLoS Biol. 2018;16(3):e2004089.



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