Integrity in Science
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Panel A
Integrity in Science
Articles, Press Releases, Reports
Keynote Address
—Brian Baird D-WA
Plenary Debate
—"The Data Quality Act and OMB Peer Review Honest Evaluations or New Tools for Manufacturing Doubt and Delay?"
Panel A
—"Misusing Science To Manufacture Doubt and Delay"
Panel B
—"Corporate and Government Suppression of Research"
Rachel Carson Award
—Presentation of Award to Theo Colborn
After Lunch Speaker
—"Industry-Driven Science and the Corruption of Evidence-Based Medicine"
Plenary Panel
—"Science v. Commerce in Medicine"
Panel A
—"Science Journals, Science Journalism and Disclosure"
Panel B
—"The Real Junk Science"
Final Plenary
—"A Program for Reform"

Science Journals, Science Journalism and Disclosure
Disclosure of conflicts of interest is widely seen as a first step toward managing bias in scientific writing. Even so, newspapers and major medical and toxicology journals systematically fail to disclose conflicts, even when they have conflict of interest policies. Panelists discuss the reasons for publications' failure to disclose and potential methods for improving adherence to disclosure policies.

Moderator: Merrill Goozner, Director, Integrity in Science Project, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Audio Introduction [ mp3 - 3,694kb ]


Shannon Brownlee
Schwartz Senior Fellow
New America Foundation

Bio with Disclosure
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"Here's the bottom line: The studies that are being published in medical journals are increasingly likely to be designed, controlled and sometimes even ghost written by marketing departments rather than academic scientists."

"My general sense is the system works fairly well. I do think that editors and peer reviewers exercise a lot of their responsibilities and they take their responsibilities quite seriously."

Mark Seeley
General Counsel
Reed Elsevier plc

Bio with Disclosure
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Ray Moynihan
Contributing Editor
British Medical Journal

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"The medical reporting that we do in the mainstream media simply misleads people. And that's a very mild claim. We are misleading people constantly by leaving out critical data about people's conflicts of interest. And this is a simple problem to correct."

"There are some areas of biotech in particular now where reporters say the problem with finding a non-conflicted source is that there aren't any. On this subject everybody who knows anything about it is being paid by somebody."

Nils Bruzelius
Science Editor
The Washington Post

Bio with Disclosure
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