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Less Hype, More…What?

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Blocking the Hype‐Hypocrisy‐Falsification‐Fakery Pathway is Needed to Safeguard Science”, by Henning Hopf, Stephen Matlin, Goverdhan Mehta, and Alain Krief, published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition] “Hype has become prevalent in the age of instantaneous mass…

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IN THE NEWS: Times Higher Education (December 13, 2019)

[Excerpts taken from the article “Ten UK universities create reproducibility-focused senior roles” by Simon Baker, published in Times Higher Education]  “The involvement of 10 universities that have officially joined a UK network set up to tackle the issue of reproducibility…

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We Have Met the Enemy, and He is (Too Many of) Us

[From the blogpost “Too Many Social Scientists, Too Few Truths to Discover” by Jay P. Greene, posted at his blog] “I’m teaching a seminar for the Honors College this semester on BS. It’s been a lot of fun and the…

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What Can Universities Do?

[From the blog “A manifesto for reproducible science” by Marcus Munafò, published at wonke.com] “…several initiatives exist that can support universities keen to improve their research quality and culture. The Forum for Responsible Research Metrics promotes the better use of metrics,…

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IN THE NEWS: The Guardian (July 11, 2018)

[From the  article, “MPs want new watchdog to root out research misconduct ” by Ian Sample, published at www.theguardian.com] “A national watchdog that has the power to punish British universities for failing to tackle research misconduct is needed to ensure that…

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Do Research Assessment Systems like the UK’s Research Excellence Framework Discourage Replication?

[From the article “Why is so much research dodgy? Blame the Research Excellence Framework” in The Guardian] “In the UK, the Ref [Research Excellence Framework] ranks the published works of researchers according to their originality (how novel is the research?), significance…

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