In: Guest commentaries

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 www.preclinicaltrials.eu
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

by Dr Alexandra Freeman After 17 years working in the media I have returned to academia and been shocked to discover so…

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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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The Interplay between Data Quality and Animal Welfare
February 28, 2017

The 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) originating from Russell and Burch (1959) are the guiding principles in preclinical animal research. They…

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Predatory Publishing Threatens the Scientific Enterprise
October 11, 2016

Open-access publishing has grown dramatically, with a linear increase in the number of articles published, from about 53,000 in 2010 to…

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Intelligent Effort – Quality in Drug Discovery
July 22, 2016

Guest commentary by Dr. Markus Henrich There is a high demand for quality in daily life. Few of us would actively decide…

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