In: Commentaries

WANTED – Cartoon artist
March 30, 2021

We are all aware of the challenges modern science is facing. And we, like most readers of this newsletter, are working…

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Pseudoreplication in Physiology – more means less
March 30, 2021

Many publications leave it to readers to guess whether reported data are based on independent biological replicates (e.g. number of animals)…

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Let’s discuss reproducibility – the new “Journal for Reproducibility in Neuroscience”
March 30, 2021

by Plinio Cabrera Casarotto, PhD,Editor-in-Chief JRepNeurosci The replicability of results is a cornerstone of science. We can only rely on the outcomes…

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Five rules for evidence communication
December 18, 2020

Communicating science is difficult. We were told to tell exciting stories around our scientific discoveries – and it is certainly true…

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The Costs of Competitiveness
December 18, 2020

In one of the recent Nature issues, there was a piece called “France’s reforms: the costs of competitiveness”. In a nutshell,…

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A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together
December 18, 2020

Since the seminal paper by Laura Bohn 20 years ago, expectations have built up that biased mu-opioid receptor agonists will deliver what we…

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Violation of research integrity by selective citation
October 8, 2020

We have written repeatedly (LINK, LINK) about the border between the fields of Good Research Practice and Research Integrity being more nuanced…

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Federal judge invalidates patents – but on the basis of a common statistical mistake
August 17, 2020

In a recent case before the US District Court in the District of Nevada, the judge ruled six method-of-use patents to…

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Our study was conducted according to…
August 17, 2020

Our stu Over the past several years, more and more journals have revised their guides for authors and included specific instructions…

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The Embassy of Good Science – An online platform fostering research integrity
March 31, 2020

By Iris Lechner The field of research integrity is growing substantially. An increasing number of guidelines and initiatives to foster responsible research…

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