By: Rebecca Cerio
Our weekly linkpost, bringing you interesting and informative links on science policy issues buzzing about the internet.
Thoughts on academic scientists giving media interviews – David Kroll on the Take As Directed blog gives 7 great tips for how scientists can prepare for media interviews.
The APA’s response to DSM-V panel conflict of interest paper – The American Psychiatric Association has released a response to the Cosgrove and Krimsky paper examining conflicts of interest among the panel writing the next version of the “bible” of psychiatric illness diagnosis and treatment. Their letter states that nearly three-fourths of the DSM-V panel members report no ties with industry and that their screening process for significant conflicts of interest is solid. Others have pointed out that the conflicts of interest are more prevalent in areas where medication is a front-line treatment. What do you think?
One-click science marketing – Martin Fenner’s commentary in Nature Materials gives a short primer on how scientists can use free web services to promote, communicate, and collaborate with both colleagues and the general public.
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