Plagiarism: An Ethical Breach

What is Plagiarism? The word plagiarism has been derived from the Latin word “plagiarius” meaning “kidnapper” or “abductor” [1]. Plagiarism may be defined as “the use of other’s published or unpublished ideas or words or other intellectual property without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source” according to…

Evolution and Implications of GPP3 Guidelines

Need for Ethical Guidelines Presentation and interpretation of clinical data purely depends on authors and presenters. The entire research is usually a product that results from collaboration of clinical investigators, biostatisticians, and professional medical writers. A scientific publication is the most influential, valued, trusted, and far reaching form of information and requires to be accurately written and ethically…

Scripting of Meta-analyses

Objective The client approached us with a challenging project that required the development of meta-analysis on the effect of phenobarbit one in patients with status epilepticus The use of phenobarbit one for the treatment of status epilepticus is not as popular as other therapies. Prior to the initiation of the project, the client specified that…

Documentation of Clinical Study Reports

Objective The client approached us to develop the CSR for a phase 1 trial (therapeutic area: bone disorder). It was a challenging project that required to liaise with the different departments of the organizations to collect the generated data in the clinical study. Being in the different time zone also make the project quite challenging.…

Coverage of Advisory Board Meetings and Development of Consensus Statement

Objective The client approached us with a challenging project that required the generation of consensus statement for prophylactic management of a major orthopaedic complication in Indian population. The project required tasks of identification of current prophylactic modalities used for prevention of the target complication in India, covering an advisory board meeting that discussed the future…