News

  • A megateam of reproducibility-minded scientists is renewing a controversial proposal to raise the standard for statistical significance in research studies.
  • Peer Review is a Black Box. Let’s Open it Up

    Jul 25, 2017
    STAT News

    By:
    Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus
    Peer review is everybody’s favorite punching bag in science these days, and for good reason: As we and others have written, it’s secretive, susceptible to bias, and often appears to fail at keeping scientific publishing rigorous and honest.
  • Our Obsession with Eminence Warps Research

    Jul 17, 2017
    Nature

    By:
    Simine Vazire
    Many decisions about whose work is recognized are at least partially arbitrary, and we should acknowledge that, argues Simine Vazire.
  • Biology’s Roiling Debate Over Publishing Research Early

    Jul 17, 2017
    Wired

    By:
    Megan Molteni
    Five years ago, Daniel MacArthur set out to build a massive library of human gene sequences—one of the biggest ever.
  • Paving the Way to More Reliable Research

    Jul 10, 2017
    Inside Higher Ed

    By:
    Stephanie Wykstra
    How do we know which scientific results to trust? Research published in peer-reviewed academic journals has typically been considered the gold standard, having been subjected to in-depth scrutiny -- or so we once thought