TS Picks: February 11, 2016

Reproducibility edition

Tracy Vence
Feb 11, 2016

WIKIMEDIA, NHGRI/MAGGIE BARTLETT

Selections from The Scientist’s reading list:
 

  • Janine Clayton of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health “thinks the problems that women experience when they take medications could stem from how biomedical research is conducted at the earliest stages—in animals,” according to NPR’s Shots. In May 2014, Clayton, along with NIH Director Francis Collins, announced a new policy, in which grant applicants must include in their proposals plans to include both male and female tissues and models when competing for preclinical research funding.
     
  • Correction, erratum, retraction? “Researchers want a better system for fixing bad science,” according to The Verge, which cited a perspective piece published in Nature last week (February 3). In it, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham lamented six problems related to fixing issues in the literature that they say stand in the...

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