In: Guest commentaries

The “from-quality-to-system” pendulum
December 20, 2021

by Anton Bespalov and Anja Gilis In the dialectics world of the German philosopher Georg Hegel, quantitative changes transform into qualitative…

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How to See More Clearly in the Lab?
June 16, 2021

When you can see the world clearly, it’s easy to get where you want to go: You might still get where…

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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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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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Improving quality of preclinical academic research through auditing: A feasibility study
March 31, 2020

Commentary provided by Claudia Kurreck (Department of Experimental Neurology, Charité -Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany) The performance of audits and assessments is always a…

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Invited Commentary: Qeios – from a powerful writing tool to an immidiate Open Access platform
August 12, 2019

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…

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MANILA – A web tool for designing reproducible and transparent preclinical intervention studies
May 22, 2019

Teemu D. Laajala1,21: University of Turku, Turku (Finland), Department of Mathematics and Statistics2: University of Colorado, Denver (CO, US), Anschutz Medical…

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Promoting transparency in preclinical research: preregistration of animal study protocols on
March 11, 2019

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…

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Octopus – a replacement for scientists publishing that rewards good research?”
December 20, 2018

After 17 years working in the media I have returned to academia and been shocked to discover so much poor research…

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Gods vs Earth Giants
November 17, 2018

by Elena Koustova In the long gone Soviet higher (university-based) education system there were no electives. As aspiring biologists (e.g. natural…

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