Sources of inspiration

Current sources of inspiration:

Current sources of inspiration for The Science of Cookies comics are summarized in "How I follow evidence based practice developments" (PDF available on the Open Science Framework at Briefly put it includes Twitter accounts whose tweets I read on a daily basis, Pubmed and Google Scholar alerts along with monthly screening of specific scientific journals (eg: BMC Medical Research Methodology, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology) and blogs (for instance Retraction Watch and Scientist sees squirrel).

Key individuals who influence/d my views (in my opinion):

Current (2019):
  Ben Goldacre, Paul Glasziou, Trish Greenhalgh, John P. A. Ioannidis, Hilda Bastian, Richard Lehman, David Moher, Brian Nosek, Iain Chalmers, Carl Heneghan, Steven Woloshin, Margaret McCartney, Aaron E. Carroll, Vinay Prasad, Matthew Noe, James Heathers, Greta Thunberg, Daniel Engber, Kenneth Rothman, Holger Schunemann, Tammy Hoffmann, Adam Cifu, David Spiegelhalter, David Torgerson, Isabelle Boutron, Andrea Tricco, Shaun Treweek, Susan Norris & Philippe Ravaud.

Past:   Dan Ariely, Scott O. Lilienfeld, Richard Smith, James Randi, Lisa Schwartz †, David Sackett †, Atul Gawande, Allen Frances & Elizabeth Loftus among others.

Books who influence/d my views and which I would recommend:

  • Goldacre, B. (2009). Bad science. London: Fourth Estate.
  • Evans, I., Thornton, H., Chalmers, I., & Glasziou, P. (2011). Testing treatments two: Better research for better healthcare.
  • Smith, J. C., & Wiley InterScience. (2010). Pseudoscience and extraordinary claims of the paranormal: A critical thinker's toolkit. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Witkowski, T., & Zatonski, M. (2015). Psychology gone wrong: The dark sides of science and therapy.
  • Sagan, C., & Druyan, A. (1995). The demon-haunted world: Science as a candle in the dark.
  • Gilovich, T. (1991). How we know what isn't so: The fallibility of human reason in everyday life. New York, N.Y: Free Press.
  • Welch, H. G., Schwartz, L., & Woloshin, S. (2011). Overdiagnosed: Making people sick in the pursuit of health. Boston, Mass: Beacon Press.
  • Gawande, A. (2014). Being mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end.
  • Silberman, S. (2015). Neurotribes: The legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently.
  • Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow.
  • Greenhalgh, T. (2014). How to read a paper: The basics of evidence-based medicine.
  • Gigerenzer, G. (2014). Risk savvy: How to make good decisions.
  • Woloshin, S., Schwartz, L. M., & Welch, H. G. (2008). Know your chances: Understanding health statistics.
  • Welch, H. G. (2015). Less medicine, more health: 7 assumptions that drive too much medical care.
  • Caulfield, T. A. (2012). The cure for everything: Untangling twisted messages about health, fitness, and happiness. Boston: Beacon Press.
  • Gawande, A. (2007). Better: A surgeon's notes on performance. New York: Metropolitan.
  • Mukherjee, S. (2012). The emperor of all maladies: A biography of cancer.
  • Straus, S. E., Glasziou, P., Richardson, W. S., Haynes, R. B., & Churchill Livingstone. (2015). Evidence-based medicine: How to practice and teach it. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.
  • Schwitzer, G., Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism., Association of Health Care Journalists., & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (2010). Covering medical research: A guide for reporting on studies. Columbia, MO: Center for Excellence for Health Care Journalism and the Association of Health Care Journalists.
  • McCartney, M. (2012). The patient paradox: Why sexed-up medicine is bad for your health. London: Pinter & Martin.
  • Prasad, V. K., & Cifu, A. S. (2015). Ending medical reversal: Improving outcomes, saving lives.
  • Kabat, G. C. (2017). Getting risk right: Understanding the science of elusive health risks.
  • Donald, W. L., & Antonio, F. M. (2015). Good Pharma: The Public-health Model of the Mario Negri Institute. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, US.
  • Harris, R. F. (2017). Rigor mortis: How sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions.
  • Guyatt, G. (2015). Users' guides to the medical literature: A manual for evidence-based clinical practice. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Chambers, C. (2017). The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology: A manifesto for reforming the culture of scientific practice.
  • Fletcher, R. H., Fletcher, S. W., & Fletcher, G. S. (2015). Clinical epidemiology: The essentials.
  • Torgerson, D. J., & Torgerson, C. (2008). Designing and running randomised trials in health, education, and the social sciences. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Gordis, L. (2014). Epidemiology.
  • Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S., & Del, M. C. (2017). Evidence-based practice across the health professions.

Influential articles (Nov 2017 to April 2019) :

Kenner, R., Robledo, M., Roberts, K., Adler, M., Glantz, S. A., Hansen, J. E., Oreskes, N., ... Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm),. (2015). Merchants of doubt.

Bastian, H., Glasziou, P., & Chalmers, I. (2010). Seventy-Five Trials and Eleven Systematic Reviews a Day: How Will We Ever Keep Up? PLoS Medicine, 7(9), e1000326. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000326

Bandholm, T., Christensen, R., Thorborg, K., Treweek, S., & Henriksen, M. (2017). Preparing for what the reporting checklists will not tell you: the PREPARE Trial guide for planning clinical research to avoid research waste. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(20), 1494–1501. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-097527,how-to-avoid-being-misled-by-clinical-trials?

Ioannidis, JPA. (2017). Reproducibility crisis.

Szucs, D., & Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2017). When Null Hypothesis Significance Testing Is Unsuitable for Research: A Reassessment. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2017.00390

Bagley, N., Carroll, A. E., & Cohen, P. A. (2017). Scientific Trials—In the Laboratories, Not the Courts. JAMA Internal Medicine.

Prasad, V., & Cifu, A. (2012). A medical burden of proof: Towards a new ethic. BioSocieties, 7(1), 72–87. doi:10.1057/biosoc.2011.25

Glasziou, P. (2016). Diagnosis : an impossible but essential task ? (Five ways to fix statistics)

Ioannidis, J. P. A., & Trepanowski, J. F. (2017). Disclosures in Nutrition Research. JAMA.

Reynen, E., Robson, R., Ivory, J., Hwee, J., Straus, S. E., Pham, B., & Tricco, A. C. (2017). A retrospective comparison of systematic reviews with same-topic rapid reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

Buljan, I., Malički, M., Wager, E., Puljak, L., Hren, D., Kellie, F., … Marušić, A. (2017). No difference in knowledge obtained from infographic or plain language summary of a Cochrane systematic review: three randomized controlled trials. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

McCormack, J. (2017). Reporting lab results - The cause of and the solution to the overdiagnosis problem (Youtube)

Viswanathan M, Patnode CD, Berkman ND, Bass EB, Chang S, Hartling L, Murad MH, Treadwell JR, Kane RL, Recommendations for Assessing the Risk of Bias in Systematic Reviews of Health Care Interventions,  Journal of Clinical Epidemiology  (2018), doi: 10.1016/ j.jclinepi.2017.12.004

Pieper, D., & Allers, K. (2017). Differences between protocols for randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2017). Greece: Crisis, smoking and tobacco conflicts in social media. European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 47(12), e12841.

Avin, S. (2017).

Cook, B. G., & Cook, S. C. (2011). Unraveling Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education. The Journal of Special Education, 47(2), 71–82.

Madden, M., & Morley, R. (2016). Exploring the challenge of health research priority setting in partnership: reflections on the methodology used by the James Lind Alliance Pressure Ulcer Priority Setting Partnership. Research Involvement and Engagement, 2(1).

Guyatt, G. (2016). N of 1 randomized trials: a commentary. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 76, 4–5.

McDermott, J. E., Partridge, M., & Bromberg, Y. (2018). Ten simple rules for drawing scientific comics. PLOS Computational Biology, 14(1), e1005845.

Green, M. J., & George, D. R. (2017). Commentary on Boxed In. Academic Medicine, 92(12), 1697.

Allers, K., Hoffmann, F., Mathes, T., & Pieper, D. (2017). Systematic reviews with published protocols compared to those without: more effort, older search. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

Keijzers, G., Cullen, L., Egerton-Warburton, D., & Fatovich, D. M. (2018). Don’t just do something, stand there! The value and art of deliberate clinical inertia. Emergency Medicine Australasia.

Weitkamp, E., & Collver, J. (2018). Alter egos: an exploration of the perspectives and identities of science comic creators. Journal of Science Communication, 17(1).

Polanin, J. R., Maynard, B. R., & Dell, N. A. (2016). Overviews in Education Research. Review of Educational Research, 87(1), 172–203.

Glasziou, P. (2006). Why is evidence-based medicine important? Evidence-Based Medicine, 11(5), 133–135.

Phillips, R., & Glasziou, P. (2008). Evidence based practice: the practicalities of keeping abreast of clinical evidence while in training. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 84(995), 450–453.

Farinella, M. (2018). The potential of comics in science communication. Journal of Science Communication, 17(1).

Vaona, A., Banzi, R., Kwag, K. H., Rigon, G., Cereda, D., Pecoraro, V., … Moja, L. (2018). E-learning for health professionals. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Hempenstall, K. (2014). What works? Evidence-based practice in education is complex. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 19(2), 113–127.

Hoffmann, T., Erueti, C., Thorning, S., & Glasziou, P. (2012). The scatter of research: cross sectional comparison of randomised trials and systematic reviews across specialties. BMJ, 344(may17 2), e3223–e3223.

Glasziou, P., Meats, E., Heneghan, C., & Shepperd, S. (2008). What is missing from descriptions of treatment in trials and reviews? BMJ, 336(7659), 1472–1474.

Glasziou, P. (2011). What is EBM? Evidence-Based Medicine, 16(5), 129–130.

Glasziou, P. (2008). Applying evidence: what’s the next action? Evidence-Based Medicine, 13(6), 164–165.

Balla, J. I., Heneghan, C., Glasziou, P., Thompson, M., & Balla, M. E. (2009). A model for reflection for good clinical practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 15(6), 964–969.

McCormack, J., Vandermeer, B., & Allan, G. M. (2013). How confidence intervals become confusion intervals. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13(1).

Alahdab, F., Alabed, S., Al-Moujahed, A., Al Sallakh, M. A., Alyousef, T., Alsharif, U., … Murad, M. H. (2016). Evidence-based medicine: a persisting desire under fire. Evidence Based Medicine, 22(1), 9–11.

Smith, R., Gotzsche, P. C., & Groves, T. (2014). Should journals stop publishing research funded by the drug industry? BMJ, 348(jan14 3), g171–g171.

Therrien, W. J., & Cook, B. G. (2018). Introduction to Special Issue: Null Effects and Publication Bias in Learning Disabilities Research. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice.

Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2009). Evidence-Based Practice: Step by Step: Igniting a Spirit of Inquiry. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 109(11), 49–52.

Christie, J., Gray, T. A., Dumville, J. C., & Cullum, N. A. (2018). Do systematic reviews address community healthcare professionals’ wound care uncertainties? Results from evidence mapping in wound care. PLOS ONE, 13(1), e0190045.

Chan, A.-W., Song, F., Vickers, A., Jefferson, T., Dickersin, K., Gøtzsche, P. C., … van der Worp, H. B. (2014). Increasing value and reducing waste: addressing inaccessible research. The Lancet, 383(9913), 257–266.

Heywood, P., Stephani, A. M., & Garner, P. (2017). The Cochrane Collaboration: institutional analysis of a knowledge commons. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice.

Gøtzsche, P. C. (2018). Patients not patents: Drug research and development as a public enterprise. European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 48(2), e12875.

Marquardsen, M., Ogden, M., & Gøtzsche, P. C. (2018). Redactions in protocols for drug trials: what industry sponsors concealed. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 14107681775055.

Tello, M., Zaiem, F., Tolcher, M. C., & Murad, M. H. (2016). Do not throw the baby out with the bath water: a guide for using non-significant results in practice. Evidence Based Medicine, 21(5), 161–162.

Scammacca, N. K., Roberts, G. J., Cho, E., Williams, K. J., Roberts, G., Vaughn, S. R., & Carroll, M. (2016). A Century of Progress. Review of Educational Research, 86(3), 756–800. Why danger symbols can’t last forever

Burns, M. K., & Ysseldyke, J. E. (2008). Reported Prevalence of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices in Special Education. The Journal of Special Education, 43(1), 3–11.

Al-Ghareeb, A., Hillel, S., McKenna, L., Cleary, M., Visentin, D., Jones, M., … Gray, R. (2018). Retraction of publications in nursing and midwifery research: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 81, 8–13. Should scientists review what journalists write about their studies before publication?

(2017). GES plenary 3 – Evidence for emerging crises [Youtube]

Button, K. S., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Mokrysz, C., Nosek, B. A., Flint, J., Robinson, E. S. J., & Munafò, M. R. (2013). Power failure: why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 14(5), 365–376.

Esene, I. N., Mbuagbaw, L., Dechambenoit, G., Reda, W., & Kalangu, K. K. (2018). Misclassification of Case Control Studies in Neurosurgery and Proposed Solutions. World Neurosurgery.

Cook, B. G., Tankersley, M., Cook, L., & Landrum, T. J. (2008). Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education: Some Practical Considerations. Intervention in School and Clinic, 44(2), 69–75.

Cook, B. G., & Odom, S. L. (2013). Evidence-Based Practices and Implementation Science in Special Education. Exceptional Children, 79(2), 135–144.

Naudet, F., Sakarovitch, C., Janiaud, P., Cristea, I., Fanelli, D., Moher, D., & Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2018). Data sharing and reanalysis of randomized controlled trials in leading biomedical journals with a full data sharing policy: survey of studies published in The BMJ and PLOS Medicine. BMJ, k400.

Bell, M. (2018). Systematic searching?...well, we had a bit of a look. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(2), 258–259.

Achilleos, H. (2018). Beliefs, critical thinking and evidence-based medicine. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, 23(1), 4–5.

Prasad, V., & Ioannidis, J. P. (2014). Evidence-based de-implementation for contradicted, unproven, and aspiring healthcare practices. Implementation Science, 9(1).

Rothman, K. J., & Poole, C. (2007). Some Guidelines on Guidelines. Epidemiology, 18(6), 794–796.

Loder, E., Loder, S., & Cook, S. (2018). Characteristics and publication fate of unregistered and retrospectively registered clinical trials submitted toThe BMJover 4 years. BMJ Open, 8(2), e020037.

McDowell, M., Galesic, M., & Gigerenzer, G. (2018). Natural Frequencies Do Foster Public Understanding of Medical Tests: Comment on Pighin, Gonzalez, Savadori and Girotto (2016). Medical Decision Making, 0272989X1875450.

Treweek, S., Bevan, S., Bower, P., Campbell, M., Christie, J., Clarke, M., … Williamson, P. R. (2018). Trial Forge Guidance 1: what is a Study Within A Trial (SWAT)? Trials, 19(1).

Liu, Z., Saldanha, I. J., Margolis, D., Dumville, J. C., & Cullum, N. A. (2017). Outcomes in Cochrane systematic reviews related to wound care: An investigation into prespecification. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 25(2), 292–308.

Page, M. J., Shamseer, L., & Tricco, A. C. (2018). Registration of systematic reviews in PROSPERO: 30,000 records and counting. Systematic Reviews, 7(1).

EESP. (2004). La passion d’éduquer : Genèse de l’éducation spécialisée en Suisse romande, 1954-1964. Repéré à (12 arguments against pre-registration)

Lloyd, N. (2011). Comment Re: “Traumatic brain injuries in illustrated literature: experience from a series of over 700 head injuries in the Asterix comic books.” Acta Neurochirurgica, 153(12), 2499–2499.

Agoritsas, T., Merglen, A., Courvoisier, D. S., Combescure, C., Garin, N., Perrier, A., & Perneger, T. V. (2012). Sensitivity and Predictive Value of 15 PubMed Search Strategies to Answer Clinical Questions Rated Against Full Systematic Reviews. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(3), e85.

Agoritsas, T., Courvoisier, D. S., Combescure, C., Deom, M., & Perneger, T. V. (2010). Does Prevalence Matter to Physicians in Estimating Post-test Probability of Disease? A Randomized Trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26(4), 373–378.

Furnham, A. (2018). Myths and Misconceptions in Developmental and Neuro-Psychology. Psychology, 9(2), 249–259.

Nordheim, L. V., Gundersen, M. W., Espehaug, B., Guttersrud, Ø., & Flottorp, S. (2016). Effects of School-Based Educational Interventions for Enhancing Adolescents Abilities in Critical Appraisal of Health Claims: A Systematic Review. PLOS ONE, 11(8), e0161485.

Cusack, L., Desha, L. N., Del Mar, C. B., & Hoffmann, T. C. (2017). A qualitative study exploring high school students’ understanding of, and attitudes towards, health information and claims. Health Expectations, 20(5), 1163–1171.

Young, B., & Bagley, H. (2016). Including patients in core outcome set development: issues to consider based on three workshops with around 100 international delegates. Research Involvement and Engagement, 2(1).

Banzi, R., Cinquini, M., Gonzalez-Lorenzo, M., Pecoraro, V., Capobussi, M., & Minozzi, S. (2018). Quality assessment versus risk of bias in systematic reviews: AMSTAR and ROBIS had similar reliability but differed in their construct and applicability. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

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Rosenbaum, S. E., Moberg, J., Glenton, C., Schünemann, H. J., Lewin, S., Akl, E., … Oxman, A. D. (2018). Developing Evidence to Decision Frameworks and an Interactive Evidence to Decision Tool for Making and Using Decisions and Recommendations in Health Care. Global Challenges, 1700081.

Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2011). Fund people not projects. Repéré à (

Jamieson, K. H. (2018). Crisis or self-correction: Rethinking media narratives about the well-being of science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(11), 2620–2627. (pharmaceutical adds in EHR)

Boutron, I., & Ravaud, P. (2018). Misrepresentation and distortion of research in biomedical literature. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(11), 2613–2619.

Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2018). Meta-research: Why research on research matters. PLOS Biology, 16(3), e2005468.

Cluzeau, F., Wedzicha, J. A., Kelson, M., Corn, J., Kunz, R., Walsh, J., & Schünemann, H. J. (2012). Stakeholder Involvement: How to Do It Right. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society, 9(5), 269–273.

Kunz, R., Fretheim, A., Cluzeau, F., Wilt, T. J., Qaseem, A., Lelgemann, M., … Schünemann, H. J. (2012). Guideline Group Composition and Group Processes. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society, 9(5), 229–233.

Kredo, T., Bernhardsson, S., Machingaidze, S., Young, T., Louw, Q., Ochodo, E., & Grimmer, K. (2016). Guide to clinical practice guidelines: the current state of play. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 28(1), 122–128.

Den Boon, S., Vallenas, C., Ferri, M., & Norris, S. L. (2018). Incorporating health workers’ perspectives into a WHO guideline on personal protective equipment developed during an Ebola virus disease outbreak. F1000Research, 7, 45.

Wang, Z., Norris, S. L., & Bero, L. (2015). Implementation plans included in World Health Organisation guidelines. Implementation Science, 11(1).

McMillan, S. S., King, M., & Tully, M. P. (2016). How to use the nominal group and Delphi techniques. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

Porgo, T. V., Ferri, M., & Norris, S. L. (2018). Common issues raised during the quality assurance process of WHO guidelines: a cross-sectional study. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1).

Hemming, K., Haines, T. P., Chilton, P. J., Girling, A. J., & Lilford, R. J. (2015). The stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: rationale, design, analysis, and reporting. BMJ, 350(feb06 1), h391–h391.

Moher, D., Naudet, F., Cristea, I. A., Miedema, F., Ioannidis, J. P. A., & Goodman, S. N. (2018). Assessing scientists for hiring, promotion, and tenure. PLOS Biology, 16(3), e2004089.

Hunt, Shanda L.; Bakker, Caitlin J.; (2018). A qualitative analysis of the information science needs of public health researchers in an academic setting. Journal of the Medical Library Association.

Yordanov, Y., Dechartres, A., & Ravaud, P. (2018). Patient-important outcomes in systematic reviews: Poor quality of evidence. PLOS ONE, 13(4), e0195460.

Vandenbroucke, J. P., & Pearce, N. (2018). From ideas to studies: how to get ideas and sharpen them into research questions. Clinical Epidemiology, Volume 10, 253–264.

Hanneke, Rosie ; (2018). The hidden benefits of helping students with systematic reviews. Journal of the Medical Library Association.

(March 2018). Measuring research impact with professor Trish Greenhalgh and professor Anne Kelso [Youtube] Murray Goldfinger Birkenau survivor

Gabbay, J., & le May, A. (2016). Mindlines: making sense of evidence in practice. British Journal of General Practice, 66(649), 402–403.

Saiz, L. C., Erviti, J., & Garjón, J. (2018). When authors lie, readers cry and editors sigh. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, bmjebm-2018-110917.

Greenhalgh, T. (2018). Of lamp posts, keys, and fabled drunkards: A perspectival tale of 4 guidelines. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

Manrai, A. K., Patel, C. J., & Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2018). In the Era of Precision Medicine and Big Data, Who Is Normal? JAMA.

Junod Perron, N., Audetat, M. C., Mazouri, S., Schindler, M., Haller, D. M., & Sommer, J. (2018). How well are Swiss French physicians prepared for future practice in primary care? BMC Medical Education, 18(1).

Hardwicke, T. E., & Ioannidis, j. (2018, April 16). Mapping the Universe of Registered Reports.

Mason, S. (2018). Publications in the doctoral thesis: challenges for doctoral candidates, supervisors, examiners and administrators. Higher Education Research & Development, 1–14.

Weinstein, M. S. (2018). Out of the Straitjacket. New England Journal of Medicine, 378(9), 793–795.

Hoffmann, T. C., & Del Mar, C. (2015). Patients’ Expectations of the Benefits and Harms of Treatments, Screening, and Tests. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(2), 274.

Hoffmann, T. C., & Del Mar, C. (2017). Clinicians’ Expectations of the Benefits and Harms of Treatments, Screening, and Tests. JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(3), 407.

McCoy, R. G. (2018). Searching for Evidence-Based Reassurance Where None Could Be Found. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36(12), 1266–1267.

Taylor-Phillips, S., Stinton, C., Seedat, F., Clarke, A., Ferrante, D. I. R. L., Deeks, J. J., & Deeks, J. J. (2018). Association between use of systematic reviews and national policy recommendations on screening newborn babies for rare diseases: Systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 361.

Treweek, S. (2014). Clinical trial design: increasing efficiency in evaluating new healthcare interventions. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, 3(3), 233–236.

Knottnerus, J. A., & Tugwell, P. (2018). Research-agenda bias. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 98, vii–viii.

Fergusson, D., Monfaredi, Z., Pussegoda, K., Garritty, C., Lyddiatt, A., Shea, B., … Yazdi, F. (2018). The prevalence of patient engagement in published trials: a systematic review. Research Involvement and Engagement, 4(1).

Ray-Barruel, G., & Rickard, C. M. (2018). Helping nurses help PIVCs: decision aids for daily assessment and maintenance. British Journal of Nursing, 27(8), S12–S18.

Beller, E., Clark, J., Tsafnat, G., Adams, C., Diehl, H., … Glasziou, P. (2018). Making progress with the automation of systematic reviews: principles of the International Collaboration for the Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR). Systematic Reviews, 7(1).

Kahan, B. C., & Jairath, V. (2018). Outcome pre-specification requires sufficient detail to guard against outcome switching in clinical trials: a case study. Trials, 19(1).

GIN. (2015). G-I-N Public Toolkit: Patient and Public Involvement in Guidelines. Retrieved from

Meyer, G., Möhler, R., & Köpke, S. (2018). Reducing waste in evaluation studies on fall risk assessment tools for older people. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

Fearns, N., Kelly, J., Callaghan, M., Graham, K., Loudon, K., Harbour, R., … Treweek, S. (2016). What do patients and the public know about clinical practice guidelines and what do they want from them? A qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1). Vaccines Alone Won’t Beat Ebola “migrants” shouldn’t have to behave like superheroes to be treated like human beings Doug Altman passed away on June 3, 2018.

Nussbaumer-Streit, B., Klerings, I., Wagner, G., Heise, T. L., Dobrescu, A. I., Armijo-Olivo, S., … Gartlehner, G. (2018). Abbreviated literature searches were viable alternatives to comprehensive searches: a meta-epidemiological study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

Schünemann, H. J., Al-Ansary, L. A., Forland, F., Kersten, S., Komulainen, J., Kopp, I. B., … Qaseem, A. (2015). Guidelines International Network: Principles for Disclosure of Interests and Management of Conflicts in Guidelines. Annals of Internal Medicine, 163(7), 548.

Edwards, M. A., & Roy, S. (2017). Academic Research in the 21st Century: Maintaining Scientific Integrity in a Climate of Perverse Incentives and Hypercompetition. Environmental Engineering Science, 34(1), 51–61.

Albarqouni, L., Hoffmann, T., Straus, S., Olsen, N. R., Young, T., Ilic, D., … Glasziou, P. (2018). Core Competencies in Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals. JAMA Network Open, 1(2), e180281.

Kleinman, M. E., Perkins, G. D., Bhanji, F., Billi, J. E., Bray, J. E., Callaway, C. W., … Zideman, D. (2018). ILCOR Scientific Knowledge Gaps and Clinical Research Priorities for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care: A Consensus Statement. Circulation, 137(22), e802–e819.

Connolly, P., Keenan, C., & Urbanska, K. (2018). The trials of evidence-based practice in education: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials in education research 1980–2016. Educational Research, 1–16.

Lamberink, H. J., Otte, W. M., Sinke, M. R., Lakens, D., Glasziou, P. P., Tijdink, J. K., & Vinkers, C. H. (2018). Statistical power of clinical trials increased while effect size remained stable: an empirical analysis of 136,212 clinical trials between 1975-2014. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

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