RSS Highland Local Group: Can simple tests based on randomisation be used in assessment of research misconduct?

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Thursday 22 August 2019, 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Location Level 7, Institute of Medical Sciences Building, Foresterhill, University of Aberdeen

Speaker: Dr Mark Bolland, Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Auckland

About the event:

A number of high profile cases of research misconduct have occurred where individuals have published numerous clinical trials with fabricated data over many years. Systematic reviewers sometimes identify outlying trials with concerning issues or where the data seem too good to be true. Several cases of research misconduct have now been identified by using simple tests to try and identify whether the trial results are similar to what would be expected if randomisation took place. In this talk, I will present the results of simple techniques we have used in large cases of research fraud, and discuss how they can be used and their problems. The techniques might be useful for people undertaking systematic reviews (e.g. clinical trialists when developing a trial protocol) who come upon outlying trial results or trials that raise concern about research integrity.  


Refreshments from 3.30pm with talk starting at 4pm

Organiser Name David McLernon

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