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A manifesto for reproducible science

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Original languageEnglish
Article number0021
JournalNature Human Behaviour
Volume1
Issue number1
Early online date10 Jan 2017
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DateAccepted/In press - 2 Jan 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 10 Jan 2017
DatePublished (current) - 10 Jan 2017

Abstract

Improving the reliability and efficiency of scientific research will increase the credibility of the published scientific literature and accelerate discovery. Here we argue for the adoption of measures to optimize key elements of the scientific process: Methods, reporting and dissemination, reproducibility, evaluation and incentives. There is some evidence from both simulations and empirical studies supporting the likely effectiveness of these measures, but their broad adoption by researchers, institutions, funders and journals will require iterative evaluation and improvement. We discuss the goals of these measures, and how they can be implemented, in the hope that this will facilitate action toward improving the transparency, reproducibility and efficiency of scientific research.

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  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Tobacco and Alcohol

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