21/02/08

Named reporting: scientists can’t manage it

Public health scientists love to whinge that no-one listens to us. We wring our hands endlessly over what we can do to better communicate the results of research to policy makers and the public. And yet a new study suggests that some scientists can’t even report their own names and e-mail addresses correctly. And the study focused on Canadian scientists, for God’s sake, among the most diligent in my experience. Funnily enough, scientists funded by Big Pharma were less able to report their names and addresses than those with public funding…

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