The objective of this study by Rauh et al. was to evaluate the nature and extent of reproducible and transparent research practices in neurology research.
Thus, the authors conducted a PubMed search to retrieve articles published in neurology journals over a five-year period from 2014 to 2018 and determined whether publications provided access to items such as study materials, raw data, analysis scripts, and protocols. In addition, it was analysed if a publication was included in a replication study or systematic review, was preregistered, had a conflict of interest declaration, specified funding sources, and was open access.
Based on this analysis, the authors concluded that current research in the field of neurology does not consistently provide information needed to reproduce study results and that collaborative intervention by authors, peer reviewers, journals, and funding sources is needed to mitigate this problem.