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IN THE NEWS: Medium (December 17, 2018)

[From the article “It’s not a replication crisis. It’s an innovation opportunity” by Jon Brock, published in Medium] “It takes me a few moments to recognise the name. I’ve arrived early at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Research Translation…

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IN THE NEWS: Science (July 31, 2018)

[From the article, “Plan to replicate 50 high-impact cancer papers shrinks to just 18” by Jocelyn Kaiser, published in Science magazine] “An ambitious project that set out nearly 5 years ago to replicate experiments from 50 high-impact cancer biology papers, but gradually shrank…

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Might This Also Apply to Untenured Faculty?

[From the article “A survey on data reproducibility and the effect of publication process on the ethical reporting of laboratory research,” forthcoming in the journal Clinical Cancer Research] “We developed an anonymous online survey intended for trainees involved in bench…

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“Rigor Mortis”: The Retraction Watch Interview with Richard Harris

Reproducibility is not just an issue in economics.  In a new book, “Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions”, NPR science reporter Richard Harris describes and elaborates on the problem of irreproducibility for medical…

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IN THE NEWS: BBC (February 22, 2017)

[From the article “Most scientists can’t replicate studies by their peers” from the BBC/News/Science&Environment website]  “Science is facing a “reproducibility crisis” where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests. This is frustrating…

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A Replication Crisis in Cancer Research?

[From the article “Cancer Research is Broken” in Slate]  “The deeper problem is that much of cancer research in the lab—maybe even most of it—simply can’t be trusted. The data are corrupt. The findings are unstable. The science doesn’t work.  In…

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