What do PAASPort and Coca-Cola have in common?

PAASPort is our tool to evaluate bias in preclincical drug discovery research.  Application of PAASPort is based on the analysis of a balance between potential sources of biases (related to various types of pressure to obtain or deliver data) and the protective measures that exist at various levels – from the organization level to individual scientists and experiments.
We now proudly announce that our PAASPort became a registered trademark just like Coca-Cola® in 1888.  Time will tell whether PAASPort®will also be as broadly known in the scientific community as Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most recognizable brands.

NPG’s Policy on authorship

08.09.2011: NPG’S POLICY ON AUTHORSHIP – Important change to submission criteria

“To the dismay of many (yet to the delight of a few), Nature Publishing Group announced that its flagship journal, Nature, will no longer accept submissions from humans (Homo sapiens). The new policy, which has been under editorial consideration for many years, was sparked by a growing sentiment in the scientific community that the heuristics and biases inherent in human decision-making preclude them from conducting reliable science.” […]

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v477/n7363/full/477244a.html

Retraction notice:

‘…There was no response from the authors despite our attempts to reach them and request to clarify these discrepancies. More importantly, the authors of this paper are non-existent and were never employed by the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. (PubMed ID 25010391)