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Simple changes of individual studies can improve the reproducibility of the biomedical scientific process as a whole

Today, the probability of successfully publishing negative/null results in biomedical research is lower than that for positive results. For instance, negative results repeatedly remain in lab books or drawers, or are not being published because they are rejected by scientific journals. These seemingly positive results then …

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Researcher Requests for Inappropriate Analysis and Reporting: A U.S. Survey of Consulting Biostatisticians

In this report, Wang and colleagues present the results of a national survey of nearly 400 consulting statisticians about requests from investigators to engage in inappropriate statistical practices. The four most frequently reported inappropriate requests were (in order of frequency): a) removing or altering some data …

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Guidelines on statistics for researchers using laboratory animals: the essentials

There is a growing concern that flawed statistics and deficient reproducibility in biomedical studies results in an unethical waste of animals in research. This review by Romain-Daniel Gosselin aims to provide guidelines in biostatistics for researchers, based on frequently observed mistakes, misuses and misconceptions as well …

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