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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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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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GSP document by DFG

Proposal for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The first recommendations were published in 1997 with an updated version published in 2013. It builds “the basis for the DFG’s continuing endeavours to accord the highest importance to safeguarding good scientific practice as …

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