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High-profile journals put to reproducibility test

30 August 2018

Philip Ball

Researchers replicated 62% of social-behaviour findings published in Science and Nature — a result matched almost exactly by a prediction market.

Q&A Adam Russell: The search for automated tools to rate research reproducibility

8 August 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

A US project is exploring the use of software to assign confidence levels to published research.  

For the sake of science, it’s time to break ranks

26 July 2018

Anja Krieger

Researchers call for a change in evaluation to recognise the importance of reproducibility.

When it comes to reproducible science, Git is code for success

11 June 2018

Jeffrey Perkel

And the key to its popularity is the online repository and social network, GitHub.

Obsession with novelty sidelines deeper learning

22 November 2017

Brian Owens

Too much focus on generating new ideas in science is driving the replication crisis.