By study funders. From a PLOS survey,
In the small survey of 104 researchers in fields such as nutrition, sexual health, physical activity and substance use, 18% of respondents said that they had, on at least one occasion, felt pressured by funders, the data showed.
The affected studies were published between 2007 and 2017, the researchers said.
Because of what the researchers describe as a history of interference from industry funders, such as drug companies in public health research, they expected those leading industry-funded studies to report the most attempted influence, they said.
FDA data reveals racial discrepancies in cardiovascular drug trials “But we didn’t find any instances of that,” study co-author Sam McCrabb said in a press release.Brian P. Dunleavy, “Survey: 1 in 5 medical researchers reports pressure from funders to change study results” at UPI
The biggest offender was government, not industry or non-profits. Also:
Such interference was more common in studies on sexual health and substance abuse than those involving nutrition and physical activity, although the study does not provide reasons for this, McCrabb said.Brian P. Dunleavy, “Survey: 1 in 5 medical researchers reports pressure from funders to change study results” at UPI
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