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The Embassy of Good Science – An online platform fostering research integrity

By Iris Lechner The field of research integrity is growing substantially. An increasing number of guidelines and initiatives to foster responsible research practices are being implemented worldwide. Individual researchers however sometimes find it difficult to know which policies, codes and rules of good research practices apply to them …

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Improving quality of preclinical academic research through auditing: A feasibility study

Commentary provided by Claudia Kurreck (Department of Experimental Neurology, Charité -Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany) The performance of audits and assessments is always a sensitive issue in the academic preclinical research environment. The most important argument for not conducting audits in the scientific community has been that audits would …

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Invited Commentary: Qeios – from a powerful writing tool to an immidiate Open Access platform

By Gabriele MarinelloCo-founder, Qeios We have just started with Qeios the path towards the necessary revolution in research production, quality check and sharing.We have built an astonishingly simple integrated system which combines those three distinct phases of the research life-cycle. Besides being freely accessible to everyone, simpler and …

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MANILA – A web tool for designing reproducible and transparent preclinical intervention studies

Teemu D. Laajala1,21: University of Turku, Turku (Finland), Department of Mathematics and Statistics2: University of Colorado, Denver (CO, US), Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Pharmacology MANILA (MAtched ANimaL Analysis) is a novel web-based tool that leverages predictive baseline variables and incorporates complex baseline characteristics for allocating treatment …

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Promoting transparency in preclinical research: preregistration of animal study protocols on www.preclinicaltrials.eu

Smit NW1, Van der Naald M2,3, Wever KE4, Duncker DJ1,5, Chamuleau SAJ2,3,6   1Netherlands Heart Institute, The Netherlands 2University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands 3Member of the Transnational AllianCe for regenerative Therapies In Cardiovascular Syndromes 4SYRCLE, Department for Health Evidence, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 5Erasmus Medical Center, The …

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