The New York Times reported earlier this year that the number of published scientific articles that were retracted by journals has increased over the years. The articles were withdrawn due to false claims or errors in research data.
The Reproducibility Initiative was recently launched to improve the quality of preclinical biological research. According to its website, “the Reproducibility Initiative is a new program to help scientists validate studies for publication or commercialization. Simply submit your study, and we’ll match you to one of our 1000+ expert providers for validation. Validations are conducted blind, on a fee-for-service basis.”
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