May 2007

Disclosing clinical trials

The New York Times has an article today ("For Drug Makers, a Downside to Full Disclosure") discussing the recent creation of archives for pharmecutical clinical trial data, including data from trials that did not result in publications. This effort is an attempt to deal with the age old problem of publication bias, a problem supposedly identified by the ancient Greeks, as described in a letter to the editor of Lancet by Mark Pettigrew:

Gosnell Prize nominations

And while we're doing announcements, the Society for Political Methodology is also soliciting nominations for the Gosnell Prize, awarded to the best paper in methods presented at any political science conference:

The Gosnell Prize for Excellence in Political Methodology is awarded for the best work in political methodology presented at any political science conference during the preceding year, 1 June 2006-31 May 2007.

The Award Committee also includes Michael Crespin and Patrick Brandt.

No Applied Stats Workshop until September

Just as a reminder, the Applied Statistics Workshop has wrapped up for this academic year. Thanks to all who came to the talks, and we look forward to seeing you again in September.

Posted by Mike Kellermann at May 7, 2007 1:38 PM