Piers Larcombe: ‘Please find attached a paper, by Peter Ridd & I, that appeared late last week today in Marine Pollution Bulletin online, about problems with Quality Control in science in general with the case examples being the Great Barrier Reef.  It discusses the inadequacy of peer review and proposes the establishment of an Institute of Policy-Science Quality Control which would do very through checking, testing and replication of the science upon which governments make expensive public policy decisions.  Other areas of science have taken to heart the “Replication Crisis” where checks are revealing that up to 50% of important recently published literature has significant flaws.   We are hoping that the environmental science community will also embrace this issue.’ Click here to read more

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