In: Commentaries

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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Commentary March 2020
March 31, 2020

Comment on Walsh et al. “The statistical significance of randomized controlled trial results is frequently fragile: a case for a Fragility…

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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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Of lab notebooks and leaders in science
February 1, 2020

Good research practices are often said to work against the current success model in science (based on positive results, number and…

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Is N-Hacking ever OK?
February 1, 2020

It has been proposed repeatedly that adding samples based on results of initial experiments is a form of p-hacking (see e.g. new…

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Instead of replicating studies with problems, let’s replicate the good studies
December 18, 2019

A few months ago, the “Reproducibility and Replicability in Science” report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was…

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
December 18, 2019

We have read with great interest a recent commentary in Nature about scientific research organizations hiring integrity reviewers to vet their manuscripts before…

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