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Resistance from academia to Chartered Scientist registration popular in the NHS

Another bureaucratic body seeks to expand its membership by coercion rather than proven virtue: Drive to register all UK scientists: benchmark or bureaucracy? Critics call proposal for world-first professional recognition system ‘demented’ April 20, 2017 https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/drive-register-all-uk-scientists-benchmark-or-bureaucracy Share on twitter By Holly … Continue reading

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CDC SPIDER whistleblowers

The Centers for Disease Control is central to public health in the USA.  According to the CDC SPIDER (Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research) Group of scientists, it hasn’t been living up to the standards of probity the taxpayer would … Continue reading

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New cancer drugs only slightly better than accreditation

Another study has found that most new cancer medicines are massively expensive and rather useless.  Read it here: Harrison P. Another Analysis Questions Efficacy of New Cancer Drugs. That’s better evidence of a stronger effect than is available for ISO … Continue reading

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IYI

We wouldn’t say those that developed ISO management accreditation were intellectuals. Nor would we apply the word to those that assess other human beings to these standards. However, Nassim Nicholas Taleb‘s essay, The Intellectual Yet Idiot, provides some insight into the minds of those … Continue reading

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Will accreditation denialists also be criminalised?

AL GORE WANTS TO GAG CLIMATE SCEPTICS WITH MAFIA LAWS The climate lobby in the US is instigating a crackdown on dissenters, with several states looking at using the law to punish companies who stray from their view on global warming. Stood side by … Continue reading

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98.7% of the EU grant applications will be rejected

ROARS reports the ongoing failure of academic management in terms of effort wasted on EU grant applications, “…if the rejection rate is 98,7%, the message given by the EU is, in effect, that almost all of the academic units participating … Continue reading

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The Tremendous Twelve self-organise without SOPs

Our awesome adventure, by the gang of ‘human arrow’ kids who led cops to robbers: A ‘jolly jape’ straight out of Enid Blyton… the crime-busting heroics of the Tremendous Twelve and Molly the Dog  Youngsters aged between six and 12 … Continue reading

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One of the biggest scams in the world

An inspector once explained how it didn’t matter that UKAS inspectors’ demands are always changing and what a lab does as a result is different every year.  Because you have accreditation, it proves you always have quality. Very conveniently, this is … Continue reading

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http://www.sci-hub.io – an end to copyright?

Despite support from governments, the ISO relies heavily on sales of its expensive ISO standards. In  Goodbye, Copyright. Farewell, Tenured Guilds Gary North predicts the end of copyrights.  He forgets to mention the highly-secretive TTIP or TPP agreements though. While university libraries … Continue reading

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Beat that

Lest we forget, UKAS says, UKAS is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality … Continue reading

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