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Improving the trustworthiness, usefulness, and ethics of biomedical research through an innovative and comprehensive institutional initiative

The reproducibility crisis triggered worldwide initiatives to improve rigor, reproducibility, and transparency in biomedical research. There are many examples of scientists, journals, and funding agencies adopting responsible research practices. The QUEST (Quality-Ethics-Open Science-Translation) Center offers a unique opportunity to examine the role of institutions. The Berlin …

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New Author Guidelines for Displaying Data and Reporting Data Analysis and Statistical Methods in Experimental Biology

To improve the robustness and transparency of scientific reporting, the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), with input from PAASP’s Martin Michel, T.J. Murphy and Harvey Motulsky, has updated the Instructions to Authors (ItA) for ASPET’s primary research journals: Drug Metabolism and Disposition, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental …

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New Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology focusing on Good Research Practice

The Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology is one of the most authoritative and influential book series in pharmacology. It provides critical and comprehensive discussions of the most significant areas of pharmacological research.PAASP members have contributed to the new Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology “Good Research Practice in Pharmacology …

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Good Practice for Conference Abstracts and Presentations: GPCAP

GPCAP provides recommendations on good submission and presentation practice for scientific and medical congresses. These recommendations cover conference abstracts, posters and slides for oral presentations. GPCAP focuses on company-sponsored research i.e. research that is sponsored and/or funded by a pharmaceutical, medical device or biotechnology company. Company-sponsored …

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To Have Practical Relevance, Scientific Claims Need to be Accurate

For all different stakeholders within the scientific community (researchers, reviewers, editors, policymakers, funding agencies, journalists, and the general public) it is important that scientific claims are as accurate as possible. However, there is increasing evidence questioning the robustness and accuracy of social and biomedical research outcomes. …

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