John Henry, owner of the Boston Globe, started Stat News to carry news on the life sciences. In today's issue Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report on James C. Coyne's request for data from one of the PACE studies.
Santa, if you’re reading this: James Coyne has a simple request for Christmas.
Coyne, professor of health psychology at University Medical Center Groningen, in the Netherlands, would like to see the data from a controversial study about chronic fatigue syndrome that appeared in a 2012 issue of the journal PLOS ONE. King’s College London is refusing, calling his request “vexatious” and an attempt to embarrass its faculty.
To be clear, Coyne’s not asking for sex tapes or pictures of lab workers taking bong hits.