In: Commentaries

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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Publish or Perish Debate at WCAA
January 30, 2017

Together with Rainer Spanagel (Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim) and Henry Kranzler (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine), Anton…

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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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