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One team’s struggle to publish a replication attempt, part 3 – Retraction Watch
Nature Neuroscience said that they hoped that DeLong et al. would make data available but that the reviewers would just have to do with what DeLong et al provided. In other words, Nature Neuroscience ignored what seems to be a blatant violation of the journal’s policies
dataSharing  reproducibility  scholarlyPublishing  dataHorrorStories 
5 weeks ago by kbriney
Health record details exposed as 'de-identification' of data fails
"This shows the surprising ease with which de-identification can fail, highlighting the risky balance between data sharing and privacy"
deidentification  dataHorrorStories  medical 
december 2017 by kbriney
North Carolina County Refuses to Pay $23,000 Ransom to Hackers - The New York Times
I am confident that our backup data is secure and we have the resources to fix this situation ourselves
security  dataHorrorStories  successStories 
december 2017 by kbriney
Notice of Privacy Policy Updates (January 2017) – Evernote Help & Learning
And please note that you cannot opt out of employees looking at your content for other reasons stated in our Privacy Policy
privacy  eLabNotebooks  dataHorrorStories 
december 2016 by kbriney
Why the ‘Psychoticism’ Error Took Years to Fix -- Science of Us
It’s clear that on four different occasions, including once in a top journal, research findings were published that don’t make sense in light of decades of research about personality and political preferences, and that these errors got through many reviewers. It’s also clear that when the authors of these papers were informed about what they had likely done wrong, they either ignored the warnings or lacked the expertise to understand them, and that their data weren’t shared.
scholarlyPublishing  dataHorrorStories  dataSharing 
july 2016 by kbriney
Sixty Million Car Bombs: Inside Takata’s Air Bag Crisis - Bloomberg
A quality manager told Lillie that he was pressured by an executive at Moses Lake to manipulate test data. “Torture the data until it confesses” is the way the engineers described it, Lillie said in his deposition.
dataHorrorStories 
june 2016 by kbriney
USC Makes Federal Case Out of Dispute Over Alzheimer’s Study | Xconomy
As the case wears on, however, it’s becoming clearer that a crucial bone of contention is the computer network developed to manage Alzheimer’s research at 70 sites throughout the U.S. and Canada—and especially the customized electronic data collection (EDS) system that Aisen’s team created while they were employed at UC San Diego. The EDS system contains data from clinical trials conducted under the ADCS program over the past 24 years.
lawsuit  dataOwnership  dataHorrorStories 
august 2015 by kbriney
UC San Diego wins legal battle in dispute with USC over Alzheimer's project - LA Times
In the courtroom, San Diego Superior Court Judge Judith Hayes said she would issue a preliminary injunction early next week that will require USC to surrender custody of the Alzheimer's project.

She told USC not to manipulate data from the study or make any other changes to the database, which involves details of lab research clinical trials from dozens of sites across the country.
dataOwnership  lawsuit  dataHorrorStories 
august 2015 by kbriney
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