When the Scientific Gold Standard Isn’t the Right Tool to Determine What Works

December 16, 2016

On any given week, you’ll probably read a dozen or so news articles based on studies that show what’s going to cure a disease or maximize longevity. The study results treated with the most credibility are those that use the randomized controlled trial (or RCT for short). The RCT is the gold standard of medical…

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ProofPilot Announces Automatic IRB and Regulatory Review

December 13, 2016

There are many of us from all walks of life who want to run studies ourselves — and we should be able to. The internet has democratized investing, journalism, and video, so it is time the same thing happened in the world of research. However, heavy bureaucratic roadblocks make research almost impossible outside of large research settings.…

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