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A research consultation program for ISCAIP
  1. Frederick P Rivara, Chair, ISCAIP
  1. Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Box 359960, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

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    Many of us have just returned from the 4th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control in Amsterdam, with our batteries recharged and with new ideas to develop and implement. The conference was a success, with five days of meeting and interaction. However, concerns linger about the quality of some of the research presented. Many a good idea foundered on the rocks of poor study design, inadequate implementation, inexpert data analysis, and poor presentation. I would like to make a modest proposal to the Society: that the Society should establish a research consultation program.

    Alfred North Whitehead once remarked that the tragedy of human existence is that the young have imagination but little experience while those with experience have little imagination. While it may not be wholly true that seasoned researchers should be put out …

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