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We build innovative, live tools to help make science and healthcare data more impactful in the real world.
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Trials need to be reported correctly: it’s important that researchers report the measurements they said they would.
Our academic team are leading the research on OpenTrials, a public database of all documents on clinical trials.
We send out monthly newsletters for OpenPrescribing, detailing new features and updates, which you can sign up for here. Our latest issue is below: Low Priority Treatments NHS England recently launched a consultation on new prescribing guidelines, which lists treatments that should generally no longer be prescribed. We have launched a new tool that allows you to […]
Today we launch another exciting new feature on OpenPrescribing. NHS England recently shared a list of 19 classes of treatment which they think should not be prescribed by GPs. These treatments were advised against on the grounds that they are ineffective, and therefore wasteful, or at least “low priority”. We think it’s good for everyone […]
We were at Oxford University’s Curiosity Carnival, an event featuring researchers from all disciplines enthusiastically explaining their work to members of the public in an enormous variety of forms, all around the city. We entered the Great Research Bake-Off and took on the challenge of representing some of the key issues around research integrity through […]
Today we launch another new feature on OpenPrescribing. As you will probably know, we have various standard prescribing measures which show how a practice or CCG is prescribing in comparison with their peers. These are presented as percentages or rates, and often the maths is very simple: what is the proportion of “undesirable drug” divided by “all drugs in that class”. […]