Claims made in scientific press releases need greater accountabilityBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.i2728 (Published 19 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2728
In the run-up to Evidence Live 2016, the organisers asked health science students, junior doctors, and early career researchers to write about projects or innovative ideas that they have been part of and that deal with some of the conference’s main themes (see the box at the end of this article). This article features one of the five winners who gain a free place to attend the conference in Oxford between 22 and 24 June 2016.
Liam Shaw, second year PhD student, University College London
Researchers are fond of blaming journalists …