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David Tuller: Trial By Error: Where's My Apology, BMJ Open?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS news' started by Kalliope, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Where's My Apology, BMJ Open?

    This morning I sent the following e-mail to Dr Fiona Godlee, the editor-in-chief of The BMJ and editorial director of BMJ. I cc’d Professor Vincent Racaniello, the host of Virology Blog, and Carol Monaghan MP, who sits on the House of Commons Health and Technology Committee.
     
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  2. Adrian

    Adrian Administrator Staff Member

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    I wonder if it is worth looking at this from a data protection and privacy angle and potentially complaining the ICO. Personal data was collected as part of the trial and used but the trial was coercive in that it was looking at school non-attenders and hence there would have been a lot of pressure to take part. Can consent for the collection of personal data really be given under such circumstances.
     
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    dave30th Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    No, I don't think it can. I have tried to get a copy of the letter but Bristol claims not to have it.
     
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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks for doing this, @dave30th. What a mess.
     
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  5. ScottTriGuy

    ScottTriGuy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This was my favourite bit:

    (The COPE statement also declared that my reporting was “damaging to the journal’s reputation.” I am not seeking an apology for or withdrawal of this particular BMJ Open claim.)
     
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  6. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Mine too.
     
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    feeb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Out of interest, did @dave30th ever get the apology he sought for this? Or did BMJ just ignore the request like they've ignored everything else?
     
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