MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
Malcolm Macleod, who helped develop these best practices, tells The Scientist how the new guidelines for manuscript publishing seek to support a push for transparent and thorough sharing of methods and data.
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences

Malcolm Macleod, who helped develop these best practices, tells The Scientist how the new guidelines for manuscript publishing seek to support a push for transparent and thorough sharing of methods and data.

Malcolm Macleod, who helped develop these best practices, tells The Scientist how the new guidelines for manuscript publishing seek to support a push for transparent and thorough sharing of methods and data.

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Incest Isn’t Taboo in Nature: Study
Incest Isn’t Taboo in Nature: Study
Christie Wilcox | May 7, 2021
Avoiding inbreeding appears to be the exception rather than the norm for animals, according to a new meta-analysis of experimental studies.
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Frontiers Pulls Special COVID-19 Issue After Content Dispute
Frontiers Pulls Special COVID-19 Issue After Content Dispute
Catherine Offord | Apr 28, 2021
The issue’s guest editors resign after falling out with the publisher over the management of papers, including a rejected manuscript on ivermectin, that were submitted for a special issue on drug repurposing for COVID-19.
SEC Charges uBiome Founders with Defrauding Investors
SEC Charges uBiome Founders with Defrauding Investors
Catherine Offord | Mar 23, 2021
The microbiome-testing company made misleading claims about its prospects and about its business strategy, which allegedly relied on fooling doctors into ordering unnecessary tests, according to the US government.
Researchers Develop Standards for Reporting Polygenic Risk Scores
Researchers Develop Standards for Reporting Polygenic Risk Scores
Marcus A. Banks | Mar 17, 2021
Current reporting about the contribution of genetic variations to a person’s risk of disease is often incomplete and hard to interpret, according to the authors of a set of best practices for presenting such information.
Hackers Bring Dutch Research Funding Agency to Standstill
Hackers Bring Dutch Research Funding Agency to Standstill
Asher Jones | Mar 8, 2021
After refusing to pay the ransom demanded by those behind a cyberattack, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has been out of action since February 8.
Q&A: Parachute Science in Coral Reef Research
Q&A: Parachute Science in Coral Reef Research
Asher Jones | Feb 24, 2021
Scientists who study the marine ecosystems have frequently failed to involve local researchers in projects, a study finds.
STRANGE Framework Addresses Bias in Animal Behavior Research
STRANGE Framework Addresses Bias in Animal Behavior Research
Amanda Heidt | Jan 27, 2021
The journal Ethology is the first to adopt the guidelines, aimed at clarifying experimental design and the potential biases within.
High Risk of Bias in Early COVID-19 Studies: Meta-Analysis
High Risk of Bias in Early COVID-19 Studies: Meta-Analysis
Max Kozlov | Jan 14, 2021
Few peer-reviewed clinical papers on the pandemic contained original data, and many of those that did had poor experimental design.
Opinion: Blowing the Whistle on Research Grant Fraud
Opinion: Blowing the Whistle on Research Grant Fraud
Joseph Gentile | Jan 1, 2021
Reporting cases of misconduct in the context of federal science funding can be a daunting task. But mechanisms to support whistleblowers do exist.