The authors were supported in part in this work by the UK Medical Research Council Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily of organisations with which the authors are affiliated.
Fraud in clinical trials
Detecting it and preventing it
Article first published online: 25 NOV 2011
© 2011 The Royal Statistical Society
Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 164–168, December 2011
How to Cite
Weir, C. and Murray, G. (2011), Fraud in clinical trials. Significance, 8: 164–168. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2011.00521.x
- Issue published online: 25 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 25 NOV 2011
Fraud is surprisingly hard to conceal. If you make up or alter the data in a clinical trial you will leave a trail that a good statistician can follow. Christopher Weir and Gordon Murray tell would-be detectives where the clues will be.