The independent re-analysis of the PACE Trial recovery paper emerged from behind the publisher’s paywall today – after the ME Association paid US$2,000 for the paper to be switched to Open Access so that academics and clinicians can read it in full.
We used funds in our Medical Education Programme to enable this exercise in transparency to take place.
The analysis was titled Can patients with chronic fatigue syndrome really recover after graded exercise or cognitive behavioural therapy? A critical commentary and preliminary re-analysis of the PACE trial.
It was written by New Zealand academic Carolyn Wilshire, Irish ME/CFS Association information officer Tim Kindlon, Australian ME/CFS patient Alem Matthees (who mounted a successful legal challenge last year which led to the publication of anonymised data from the PACE Trial) and science writer Simon McGrath.
The full paper – published online on 12 December last year – can now be read using the following link: http://ift.tt/2gKEgI7
from ME Association