The Need for Data Libraries

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education focused on the immense amount of data collected by scientists that never gets used.  Data is by nature a complicated thing.  Each scientific field collects different types of data in numerous formats.  Many scientists collect data, then store it in personal files which get deleted or left […]

Systematic Reviews Under Scrutiny

The Cochrane collaboration has been taking a hard look at their systematic review process because of confusion about the side effects of a drug called oseltamivir.  Oseltamivir was prescribed to treat the H1N1 flu in the scare this past year.  It was supposed to decrease complications, but the pharmaceutical company, Roche, refused to make the […]