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Newly developed ‘Harmonized animal research reporting principles’ (HARRP) published

The International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) has recently published Harmonized Animal Research Reporting Principles (HARRP), the first step of a unified approach by ICLAS to improve research reporting standards worldwide. ICLAS was established in 1956, under the auspices of UNESCO with the goal of …

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Newsletter July 2018

News: – New Quality System in Football – Read more – New research platform Springer Nature Experiments – Read more – Newly developed HARRP published – Read more – Recommendations for the Design and Analysis of In Vivo Electrophysiology Studies – Read more Recent publications related to Good Research Practice …

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Heads I win, tails you lose

Preclinical in vivo scientists often have to deal with a very interesting situation: Imagine we design a study to demonstrate that “our” drug can exert certain pharmacodynamic activity. As it unfortunately happens rather often, we design this study to include only one dose of our drug …

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How to grow a healthy lab

A healthy research environment is fundamental to good science. However, this is an aspect that is rarely discussed. That’s partly because a lab’s “health” is complex and difficult to assess – it is the product of a whole host of factors, such as inclusivity, communication, expectations …

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Replication Study: Fusobacterium nucleatum infection is prevalent in human colorectal carcinoma

As part of the “Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology”, a Registered Report (Repass et al., 2016) was published in 2016, that described how to replicate an experiment from the paper “Fusobacterium nucleatuminfection is prevalent in human colorectal carcinoma” (Castellarin et al., 2012). Here, the “Reproducibility Project: Cancer …

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