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How to Fix Science's Code Problem
Despite increasingly strict journal policies requiring the release of computational code files along with research papers, many scientists remain reluctant to share—underscoring the need for better solutions.
How to Fix Science's Code Problem
How to Fix Science's Code Problem

Despite increasingly strict journal policies requiring the release of computational code files along with research papers, many scientists remain reluctant to share—underscoring the need for better solutions.

Despite increasingly strict journal policies requiring the release of computational code files along with research papers, many scientists remain reluctant to share—underscoring the need for better solutions.

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Three luminous liquids in test tubes
What If Scientists Shared Their Reagents for Free?
Amanda Heidt | Jul 18, 2022
Some researchers have decided to provide their products without financial compensation or expectations of authorship on resulting papers, prompting a flurry of new work.
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New Initiative Incentivizes Open Research
Andy Carstens | Jun 3, 2022
A large coalition of colleges and universities aims to change hiring, promotion, and tenure practices to reward collaboration.
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Munich Court Ruling Sides with Elsevier, ACS over ResearchGate
Jef Akst | Mar 7, 2022
The academic networking service ResearchGate was infringing on copyrights held by scientific publishers when it hosted manuscripts from their journals, the European court said, but the website will not have to pay damages.
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BioHub Network Aims to Advance Sharing of Pathogens for Research
Shawna Williams | Jun 6, 2021
The World Health Organization–led program will promote equity in addition to facilitating access to samples, a WHO official involved in the project tells The Scientist.
Online Platform Aims to Facilitate Replication Studies
Dalmeet Singh Chawla | Apr 7, 2017
A volunteer-run database called StudySwap, which launched in beta last month, is starting to gain momentum.  
Opinion: Reuse and Reduce
Valerie Speirs | Jan 16, 2017
Sharing leftover samples from preclinical experiments is one way biomedical researchers can make the most of animal models.
Behavior Brief
Kate Yandell | Apr 10, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Sharing Made Easy
Megan Scudellari | Sep 1, 2012
Biological resource centers are bigger and better than ever before, storing and distributing shared reagents, plasmids, and more.