In: Commentaries

‘How many studies produce negative results?’
November 10, 2017

The July issue of the Newsletter mentioned a recent publication by Daniel Benjamin and his colleagues who have analyzed the ability…

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Simple Randomisation
October 11, 2017

A randomization tool for the daily routine The case study in this Newsletter illustrates very well the importance of study subject…

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Block randomisation
October 11, 2017

In this section we provide information about useful tools for designing and analyzing experiments – instruments and equipment, which we at…

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Neuroscience has quietly become a hot space for start-ups
September 28, 2017

The most recent post in the LiveSciVC blog opens with the statement: “Neuroscience has quietly become a hot space for start-ups”. Does this…

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‘Redefine statistical significance’
September 1, 2017

A P-value of < 0.05 is commonly accepted as the borderline between a finding and the empty-handed end of a research…

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Two neglected aspects when discussing research quality
August 23, 2017

Scientific Excellence vs. Research Quality Regulated vs. Non-regulated Scientific excellence is the key to advance science and to develop novel drugs….

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‘German Leibniz Institute director Karl Lenhard Rudolph guilty of misconduct’
August 17, 2017

On June 15th, 2017, The Leibniz Association, one of the largest networks of non-profit research institutions in Germany, has announced a…

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Are ‘Secret’ Software Codes part of the reproducibility crisis?
June 7, 2017

A commentary based on the two articles by Jiménez et al. and Eglen et al. about the need to publish the…

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Not allowed to publish everywhere
March 26, 2017

The Economist reported (link) that the biggest foundation in the world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have a new policy…

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Meeting Report: Reproducible Research and Registered Reports
March 21, 2017

NIHR STATS Group: Laboratory StudiesLondon, 20 March 2017 Invited speakerThe meeting opened with a comprehensive presentation by guest speaker Professor Chris…

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