National Academies of Science-Funded Committee on Research Reproducibility Holds First Meeting

[From the article “National Academies Launches Study of Research Reproducibility and Replicability” by Will Thomas, posted at FYI: Science Policy News from AIP (American Institute of Physics)]
“On Dec. 12 and 13, the National Academies convened the first meeting of a new study committee on “Reproducibility and Replicability in Science.” The National Science Foundation is sponsoring the study, which is expected to take 18 months, to satisfy a provision in the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act signed into law in January.”
“…In recent years, researchers, journalists, and policymakers have homed in on the reproducibility and replicability (R&R) of research results as a window into the health of the scientific enterprise. Many of them have taken widespread failures to replicate experimental results and to reproduce conclusions from data as a sign that, at least in certain fields, researchers’ experimental and statistical methods have become unreliable. To encourage better practices, those working to address such issues have been pressing to make research more transparent and to reform professional incentives.”
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