terça-feira, 5 de outubro de 2021

Academics’ time would be far better spent on assessment, curation...

See article published today on Times Higher Education by Emeritus Professor Terry Young

In this context, it is rather obvious that universities will have an important role to play in curating and validating the research carried out in the corporate sector. And the reason is very simple universities have lost the monopoly of research (200 companies alone already produce 40% of all research in the world) and most importantly because it is very hard to trust the research results of a corporation if negative results could mean its bankruptcy. https://pacheco-torgal.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-university-of-future.html

Still on curation and assessment is worth remembering a 2019 paper by a Stanford Full Professor who analyzed almost 50 unicorns including the Theranos fraud:

“Highvaluation companies that publish little or nothing in the peerreviewed literature may still have patents related to their products. One may argue that patents undergo rigorous evaluation. However, patents do not offer the same level of documentation as peerreviewed articles. For example, Theranos had over 100 patents, but these were unable to supplant the vacuum in their evidence....when a team of investigators used the Theranos technology to run 22 common lab tests versus the same tests run with other companies’ technologies, the problematic error rates became manifest.." 

PS - Just 2 days ago Clarivate Analytics decided to include the peer review history on the author records of Web of Science  https://publons.com/announcement/#your-review-contributions-in-web-of-science