Funders and regulators have the principal power to implement most of the solutions needed to reduce research waste […]
Paul Glasziou and Iain Chalmers: Can it really be true that 50% of research is unpublished?
Whatever the precise non-publication rate is, it is a serious waste of the roughly $180 billion annually invested in health and medical research globally […]
Paul Glasziou and Iain Chalmers: Ill informed replications will increase our avoidable waste of research
How does the replicability crisis relate to the estimated 85% waste in medical research? […]
Iain Chalmers: Should the Cochrane logo be accompanied by a health warning?
The birth of the Cochrane logo Twenty four summers ago I asked David Mostyn to design a logo to illustrate the objectives of the soon-to-be-opened Cochrane Centre. He did a […]
Paul Glasziou and Iain Chalmers: Is 85% of health research really “wasted”?
Our estimate that 85% of all health research is being avoidably “wasted” [Chalmers & Glasziou, 2009] commonly elicits disbelief. Our own first reaction was similar: “that can’t be right?” Not […]
Paul Glasziou and Iain Chalmers: How systematic reviews can reduce waste in research
If you asked a member of the public “Should researchers review relevant, existing research systematically before embarking on further research?” they would probably be puzzled. Why would you ask a […]