Scientific transparency: the pitfalls of selective reporting

At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand:

  • Why selective reporting of research is wasteful and unethical
  • How research waste is bad for health
  • Why clinical trial registration is so important
  • How to make research reproducible
  • What we can all do to make research more transparent:
    • Research funders and governments
    • Ethics committees
    • Drug, devices, and diagnostics industries
    • Journals
    • Authors.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

02 Feb 2016

Last updated

02 Feb 2016