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Cochrane's plans to update its COI policy

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Esther12, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This thread has been split from here


    It's after 5:30 on the last day of November, and there doesn't seem to have been any update to the Cochrane review. Edit - they added a new statement: https://www.s4me.info/threads/30th-nov-cochrane-have-not-approved-publication-of-the-larun-re‐submission-but-old-version-not-withdrawn-either.6990/

    They have just published this, which seems of some relevance to us:

    Cochrane's plans to update its COI policy: truth and fiction

    https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.ED000131/full

     
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  2. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    Um, yeah, so are we. How do we report it?

    "Equipoise". That word has a familiar ring to it.
     
  3. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This Cochrane statement is very relevant to us, given the exercise review on the face of it would seem a prime example of their current approach getting it very wrong.

    If Cochrane retract the exercise review and if they manage to get the conflict of interest policy right it will at least put moral pressure on NICE to get their similar failings sorted. But it is still hard to know how big an 'if' this is.
     
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  4. JohnTheJack

    JohnTheJack Moderator Staff Member

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    It certainly does.
     

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    andypants Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'd say it's a good move for the better on Cochrane's part, will be interesting to see how it plays out in reality.
     
  6. JemPD

    JemPD Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Well spotted @JohnTheJack


    Dear me.... Sharpe's use of 'equipoise' .... :sick:

    pompous much?
     
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  7. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @TiredSam's comment was tongue-in-cheek I'm certain, as he also will be very aware who the bell ringer was.
     
  8. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    But I could never have whipped out the source document with the ruthless speed and efficiency of @JohnTheJack, plus before today I had assumed that Michael Sharpe was just boasting about being able to balance on a horse.
     
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  9. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    :D
     
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    inox Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Haven't read the statement yet, but even the title is revealing, about the internal processes within the organization.

    The need to publish something with the words "truth and fiction" in the title, is what you do to stop harsh debate spinning out of control - instead of activily including people in the discussion from the start, and beeing open.
     
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    Skycloud Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I look forward to MS's new career as a circus performer now that he has left 'CFS' research.
     
  12. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup with credit to @TiredSam for the horse theme if one were a very rude person one could take it further and say
    “Sharpe is a horse’s arse”
     
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  13. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    You should not be so rude @NelliePledge ... to the many very decent horses there are in the world :).
     
  14. NelliePledge

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    I was merely speculating as to what a rude person might say @Barry. Nevertheless I am happy to apologise to any horses’ arses that may have been offended. :whistle:
     

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