Earlier this year METRICS brought together scientific thought leaders to Washington, D.C. to discuss how scientists are rewarded for their work. Here we report on some key themes from the workshop.
The Congress will be held September 10-12, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Our aim is to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research.
A call for the adoption of measures to improve key elements of the scientific process: methods, reporting and dissemination, reproducibility, evaluation and incentives.
From NOVA, a 15-minute video on the reproducibility crisis and reports on the outcome of five experiments designed to test the reproducibility of cancer biology studies.
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Rise in copyright breaches prompts industry to discuss ways to allow ‘fair sharing’ of articles.
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Bias in research is ubiquitous and the goal of every researcher should be to reduce bias and make its potential sources transparent. Discussions of research bias are often limited to the statistical definition of bias, ie, a systematic error or deviation from the truth in results or inferences.
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Meta-Research is coming of age. This is the energizing insight that I brought home from Washington, DC, where I had joined the recent Sackler Colloquium held at the National Academy of Sciences. Organized by David B. Allison, Richard Shiffrin and Victoria Stodden, and generously supported by the Laura and John Arnold foundation and others, the colloquium brought together experts from all over the academic and geographic world, to discuss “Reproducibility of Research: Issues and Proposed Remedies”.
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On behalf of JAMA, BMJ, and METRICS, we invite you to join us in Chicago for the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication. We have been planning this Congress for the last 4 years, and we are delighted at the amount of interest it has generated.
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- Publication Date: 2017