• 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

    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

    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

    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

    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