Disclaimer: my question was just closed as being out of scope. OK, fair enough.
But what I wonder is - why is it out of scope and should the scope perhaps be widened to include it?
To recap: my question wasn't about a specific claim, but rather a set of claims (medical research results) and how they are verified. Instead of asking "hey, help me check if this particular claim is true" I was asking "hey, help me get the tools I need so that I can check this and other similar claims myself".
Which, I think, is even more useful than just verifying a specific claim.
I couldn't find any meta posts that touch on this, but perhaps I just didn't come up with the right keywords. Has this been discussed already? If so, I would greatly like to see the reasoning behind this decision. If not, what are your thoughts?