Metrics News

  • The Hi-Tech War on Science Fraud

    Feb 07, 2017
    the Guardian

    Stephan Buranyi
    The problem of fake data may go far deeper than scientists admit. Now a team of researchers has a controversial plan to root out the perpetrators.
  • It was an hours-delayed flight and a $10 food voucher that did it. Annoyed, Anders Huitfeldt, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar at the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), decided to spend his voucher on the most impractical item he could find in the airport.
  • Barba-group Reproducibility Syllabus

    Nov 07, 2016
    Hackernoon Blog

    Lorena A Barba
    After my short piece, “A hard road to reproducibility,” appeared in Science, I received several emails and Twitter mentions asking for more specific tips — both about tools and documents we use in the group to train the team about reproducibility.
  • How $9 Billion Blood-Testing Startup Theranos Blew Up

    Oct 31, 2016
    NBC News

    Ben Popken
    In 2014, Elizabeth Holmes was the young, blond, fearless CEO of Theranos, a hot Silicon Valley biotech firm she had founded in 2003 after dropping out of Stanford at 19.
  • What Funding Agencies and Journals can do to Prevent Sloppy Science

    Oct 03, 2016

    Lex Bouter
    How best to improve research transparency and accountability is still up for debate.