1. My new paper with is out at . “Pandemic Research Exceptionalism” is the idea that the urgency of a crisis warrants lowering #research standards. We argue against this view. #researchEthics #medicine #publicHealth
Best 1-line abstract I have seen: "Crises are no excuse for lowering scientific standards" by
Against pandemic research exceptionalism
There's no room for pandemic exceptionalism. by and Need the right balance between scientific rigor and speed; research "should embody 5 conditions of informativeness and social value. The 1st is importance."
A new #SciMagPolicyForum argues that the urgencies of crises situations like #COVID19 require researchers, medical professionals, health authorities and others to triage low-quality research efforts, presenting five criteria stakeholders can use to do so.
Great piece from , with the best abstract I’ve seen in a long time. Against pandemic research exceptionalism
Excellent piece on research during a pandemic: we shouldn't lower our standards, but should cooperate more! Applies to clinical but also non-clinical research. Let's do it #EconTwitter & #EpiTwitter
A new #SciMagPolicyForum argues that the urgencies of crises situations like #COVID19 require researchers, medical professionals, health authorities and others to triage low-quality research efforts, presenting five criteria stakeholders can use to do so.
No to pandemic research exceptionalism - at all times research should embody five conditions of informativeness & social value: importance, rigour, integrity, completeness and feasibility
Against pandemic research exceptionalism | Science- very thoughtful article about the plethora of poorly designed studies and lack of a coordinated approach in research against #Covid_19. Raises issues of ethics as well as waste of resources.
If you've decided to run a pandemic-adjacent study please take a few minutes to read this. You do not need to be in the medical sciences for this to resonate. It applies to your area.
or misquoting who was quoting a friend, there are good quality studies, bad quality studies, and COVID-quality studies.
eloquent warning not to lower scientific standards in the #COVIDー19 rush. But: preprints don't 'outsource peer review to practicing physicians & journalists' - Peer review happens at journals as before & has not lowered its standards in any way
Well articulated explanation of why crises are no excuse for lowering scientific standards
"Small studies that build on basic science and preclinical research in early phases of drug development routinely generate signals of promise that are not confirmed in subsequent trials." An argument "against pandemic research exceptionalism. #COVID19
—Against pandemic research exceptionalism. —Why the World Bank ex-chief is on a mission to end coronavirus transmission. Two excellent reads in Science and Nature.
J.Kimmelman & on #Covid_19 #preprint flood: ‘proliferation of low-quality papers saps scientists' ability to place findings into context before they are publicized‘: prepr. accelerate dissemination, but not as alternative to reviewed papers
"Against pandemic research exceptionalism"
Against pandemic research exceptionalism
Excellent: “challenges that rigorous methods address do not disappear in the face of urgent need” Against pandemic research exceptionalism
See also this commentary on Science 👇
Against pandemic research exceptionalism via et al
#science #bioethics #Covid19
"Against pandemic research exceptionalism" in by and
"Rather than generating permission to carry out low-quality investigations, the urgency and scarcity of pandemics heighten the responsibility of key actors... to coordinate their activities to uphold the standards necessary to advance this mission."
"Crises are no excuse for lowering scientific standards." I understand that we need to learn from the experience. But, it is time to start seeing what kind of solid research proposals are on the table to fight this disease.
“Crises are no excuse for lowering scientific standards”. Quite so.