Quote Originally Posted by mfte View Post
University 'blocks transgender research'


http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41384473
Difficult situation. While I approve of this research in terms of enlightenment of the public, the probability that it is going to be biased (towards whichever side) or misused to promote hate and discrimination is insanely high. Also, the general public often seems to misunderstand how reliable the results of a single scientific study are (see anti-vaxxers), even more if this would only have been part of a short Master's thesis. Best would be to have at least ten independent studies of experienced researchers in different countries running at the same time, without information exchange, publishing all the results together (managed by an additional independent party, of course).

I hope the university will make an extensive public statement, otherwise things could backlash in a bad way.