In: Commentaries

A manifesto for reproducible science
January 11, 2017

Manufo et al published an open access manifesto in Nature Human Behavior for reproducible science. This interesting piece summarizes the problems…

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Ranking major and minor research misbehaviors: results from a survey among participants of four World Conferences on Research Integrity
November 26, 2016

This recently published survey identifies the most frequent problem in science: sloppy research.  The survey was performed among participants of the…

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Meeting report: Lean Product & Process Development Exchange, Philadelphia Sept 25th – 29th, 2016
November 23, 2016

In a mix of seminars and workshops, participants and presenters shared experience and knowledge on the application of the Lean Product…

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Preclinical data reproducibility discussion: Learning from Big Brother
October 24, 2016

In recent years, robustness of preclinical data has been increasingly in focus of discussions about the reasons why the success rate…

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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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Statement by Martin Michel
September 9, 2016

“In God we trust” is minted on each US coin. The evidence-based medicine movement has adapted this to “In God we…

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Intelligent Effort – Quality in Drug Discovery
July 22, 2016

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

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